Claiming power in doctor-patient talk [electronic resource] / Nancy Ainsworth-Vaughn.Material type: TextSeries: Oxford studies in sociolinguisticsPublication details: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xii, 212 p.) : illISBN: 1423765273 (electronic bk.); 9781423765271 (electronic bk.); 1602560366; 9781602560369; 9780195096064 (cloth : alk. paper); 0195096061 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780195096071 (pbk. : alk. paper); 019509607X (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Physician and patient | Oral communication | Interpersonal relations | Communication | Physician-Patient Relations | Social Dominance | Diagnosis | Patient Participation | Power (Psychology) | MEDICAL -- Physician & Patient | Machtsverhoudingen | Arts-pati�ent-relatie | Verbale communicatie | Arzt | Gespr�ach | Konversationsanalyse | Patient | EnglischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Claiming power in doctor-patient talk.DDC classification: 610.69/6 LOC classification: R727.3 | .A37 1998ebNLM classification: 1998 H-670 | W 62Other classification: 17.21 | HF 350 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-209) and index.
Studying Power -- A Sense of the Moment: Theory, Methodology, Data -- The Whirlpool Discourse: Many Ways of Claiming Power -- Quantitative Studies of Power-Claiming Talk -- Gender and Topic Control -- A Genre of Questions? -- Qualitative Studies: Co-Constructing Power and Identity -- Is That a Rhetorical Question? -- "Geez Where'd You Find THAT?": Co-Constructing Story and Self in Oncology Encounters -- Diagnosis as Storytelling -- Implications for Practice -- Active Patients, Cooperative Physicians -- Transcription Conventions.
Are patients passive, or merely deferent? How does gender affect questioning and topic control in medical encounters? What does it sound like when physician and patient co-construct a diagnosis through storytelling? Nancy Ainsworth-Vaughn, a sociolinguist, ethnographer, and cancer survivor, answers questions such as these in a study of 100 medical encounters, with balanced numbers of men and women among physicians as well as patients. Ainsworth-Vaughn draws upon linguistics and medical ethics to develop a comprehensive theory of types of power. She engages critical problems in discourse theory, expanding our understanding of topic transitions, questions, ambiguity, and co-construction.
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