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Questioning in Medicine

John Heritage

in Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter, written by John Heritage, provides an overview of the author's main findings on questioning in doctor‐patient interactions. Heritage pays particular attention to the way that questions ... More


Gender, power, and non-verbal communication

Marianne Schmid Mast, Christina Klöckner, and Judith A Hall

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Both non-verbal communication and gender play an important role in the clinical encounter. They not only affect the impact of the diagnosis, but also patient outcomes such as satisfaction and ... More


Moral Stealth: How "Correct Behavior" Insinuates Itself into Psychotherapeutic Practice

Arnold Goldberg Goldberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226301204
eISBN:
9780226301365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301365.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

A psychiatrist writes a letter to a journal explaining his decision to marry a former patient. Another psychiatrist confides that most of his friends are ex-patients. Both practitioners felt they had ... More


Body and Soul

Dennis Rosen

in Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the role of communication-skills training for the development of physicians. Beyond knowledge-based capabilities, the ability to be present with patients and their families as ... More


How Nurses Can Improve Their Own Image

Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers

in Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199337064
eISBN:
9780190221423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337064.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Nurses themselves must play the leading role in improving their image. Nurses should recognize that they have the power-and the responsibility-to foster change in their profession. They can start by ... More


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