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Communicative and strategic action in interpreted consultations in primary health care: a Habermasian perspective.

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We report a qualitative study of accounts of interpreted consultations in UK primary care. The study sought to explore how three Habermasian tensions between (a) system and lifeworld, (b) communicative and strategic action, and (c) interpersonal and macropolitical spheres played out in the triadic consultation between clinician, interpreter and patient. In a total of 69 individual interviews and two focus groups, we collected narratives from service users (through interpreters or bilingual re...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
63
Issue:
5
Pages:
1170-1187
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:4fd87162-d6da-44a4-ae4f-93d90812be71
Source identifiers:
504214
Local pid:
pubs:504214

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