Engagement of patients with psychosis in the consultation: conversation analytic study.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate how doctors engage with patients with psychotic illness in routine consultations. DESIGN: Conversation analysis of 32 consultations between psychiatrists and patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. SETTING: Two psychiatric outpatient clinics in east London and south west London. PARTICIPANTS: 7 psychiatrists and 32 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Mutual engagement in communication during the consultation...Expand abstract
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