HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Sociologists dissect doctor-patient dialogue

Madison -- An international group of conversation analysts has put together a new anthology of studies that explore communication between primary-care doctors and their patients.

Douglas Maynard, a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, co-edited the new book titled "Communication in Medical Care: Interaction Between Primary Care Physicians and Patients." Published earlier this year by Cambridge University Press, the volume will be on view during the 101st annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Montreal, to be held Friday-Monday, Aug. 11-14.

"This is the first time there has been a book that anatomizes the primary-care interview from start to finish," says Maynard, who has dissected conversations in various arenas for more than 25 years.

Thinking about doctor-patient interaction is crucial at a time when medical schools are increasingly aware of the need for fruitful interactions between primary caregivers and their patients. Several schools now require students to pass an exam evaluating interaction skills. Meanwhile, medical residency programs are beginning to recruit residents with at least some communication training.

The book targets sociologists, communication experts and medical professionals, and ultimately aims to understand the social organization of medical talk while helping to improve doctor-patient relationships, Maynard says. The sociologist co-edited the anthology with John Heritage, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Eighteen researchers from the United States, the United Kingdom and Finland contributed chapters to the book, each analyzing different aspects of the doctor-patient interview. One chapter examines how physicians record patient medical histories, for example, while another analyzes discussions between a doctor and patient about treatment options.

Another chapter, co-authored by Maynard, examines
'"/>

Contact: Douglas Maynard
maynard@ssc.wisc.edu
608-265-5583
University of Wisconsin-Madison
8-Aug-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sociologists find low self-esteem at 11 predicts drug dependency at 20
2. New study shows the life and death importance of the doctor-patient relationship
3. Empathetic voice improves doctor-patient communication
4. FDAs modern risk-based approach opens dialogue with industry

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Sociologists dissect doctor patient dialogue

(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... The Lymphoma Research Foundation ... research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, ... for Lymphoma awareness initiative, the nation’s premier and most high-profile lymphoma awareness campaign. ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Philanthropic giving in the U.S. ... issues and needs. Money for Good 2015, released today by Camber Collective, goes to ... annual potential to mobilize up to $22B in new philanthropic giving and shift $25B ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Consumers ... American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, according to a new survey that also offers ... on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures – which reflects views on cosmetic medical treatments and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 ... ... the Mane Vendor “Hair Extension Vending Machine,” is still strongly maintaining her firm’s ... modern technology, and beauty tools. In her upcoming city-to-city tour, Ellis will be ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... The Jerry Segal Classic to benefit the patients of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital ... Lafayette Hill, PA. Over the past 26 years, the Classic, organized by the Friends ... to support patients and their families during their time at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Recognizes National Blood Cancer Awareness Month with Light it Red for Lymphoma Campaign 2Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Recognizes National Blood Cancer Awareness Month with Light it Red for Lymphoma Campaign 3Health News:Camber Collective Releases Money for Good 2015 - Revealing Root Causes to Why Charitable Giving Has Been Stuck at 2% GDP Since the 70s 2Health News:Camber Collective Releases Money for Good 2015 - Revealing Root Causes to Why Charitable Giving Has Been Stuck at 2% GDP Since the 70s 3Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 2Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 3Health News:Beauty Entrepreneur creates hair extension smart machine and mobile app inspired by UBER technology 2Health News:The 26th Jerry Segal Classic Returns to Benefit Patients of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital 2Health News:The 26th Jerry Segal Classic Returns to Benefit Patients of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO ), a ... solutions for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced ... the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) in response ... filed by a unit of Boston Scientific Corporation, challenging ... 8,359,102 (the ,102 patent). The ,102 patent is one of Nevro,s 55 ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , Sept. 1, 2015 Ardelyx, ... company focused on gastrointestinal and cardio-renal diseases, today ... of the option and license agreement for Ardelyx,s ... There was no payment associated with termination and ... 2014, Ardelyx and Sanofi entered into an option ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015 NOWDiagnostics Inc., based in Springdale, ... of Canada , a move that ... world where people have greater access to information concerning ... line of unique blood-based rapid tests that allow health ... a variety of ailments and diseases. ZBx Corporation, a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Nevro Announces Submission of Preliminary Response to the Patent Trial and Appeals Board 2Ardelyx Regains NaP2b Program from Sanofi 2Ardelyx Regains NaP2b Program from Sanofi 3NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 2NOWDiagnostics Inc. Acquires Canada's ZBx Corporation 3
Cached News: