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Imprecision in medical communication: study of a doctor talking to patients with serious illness.

Abstract:

Uncertainty is believed to be a central feature in illness experiences. Conversations between a consultant hematologist and 61 seriously ill patients were transcribed, entered on a database and scrutinized for patterns of language uncertainty by linguistic concordancing analysis. Transcripts were then discussed in detail with the hematologist, and techniques of protocol analysis were used to gain insight into his thought processes during consultations. The main findings were that the doctor u...

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Published

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Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Volume:
92
Issue:
12
Pages:
620-625
Publication date:
1999-12-05
EISSN:
1758-1095
ISSN:
0141-0768
URN:
uuid:08758caa-de30-4c3d-8115-0ae7bafd7c3e
Source identifiers:
222992
Local pid:
pubs:222992

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