Breaking the sequential mold: Answering 'more than the question' during comprehensive history taking

  • Stivers T
  • Heritage J
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Abstract

Investigates primary care doctor-patient encounter using conversation analysis. Ways in which a patient expands her answers; Examples of expansions; Design of a comprehensive history taking.

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  • Conversation analysis
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • Narrative
  • Patient participation
  • Question-response sequences

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Authors

  • Tanya Stivers

  • John Heritage

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