Download Body Movement and Speech in Medical Interaction (Studies in by Christian Heath PDF

By Christian Heath

This booklet is predicated on a considerable choice of video recordings of daily clinical consultations within the united kingdom, and provides a micro-analysis of the visible and vocal facets of the interplay among medical professionals and sufferers. utilizing real examples, followed through quite a few illustrations, Christian Heath explores the moment-by-moment coordination of physique move and speech via and among general practitioner and sufferer. He discusses quite a few facets of scientific exam, leave-taking, and the ways that the individuals maintain every one other's realization. He additionally increases definite sensible problems with clinical paintings, reminiscent of using documents and desktops through the session, and the impression of 'bureaucratic' calls for at the movement of knowledge among health care professional and sufferer. The publication finds the delicacy and precision which input into the articulation and synchrony of visible behaviour and speech, and throws mild at the systematics - the social association - underlying the seeming trivia of way of life. during this method, it contributes either to our realizing of doctor-patient conversation, and to the turning out to be physique of analysis on face-to-face interplay.

Show description

Read or Download Body Movement and Speech in Medical Interaction (Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction) PDF

Similar personality books

The Roots of the Self: Unraveling the Mystery of Who We Are

During this paintings, the writer marshals the proof for a brand new technological know-how of the self that attempts to appreciate the myriad ways that contributors turn into who they're. Drawing on examples and clinical stories, Ornstien units out fresh findings from genetics, evolutionary biology, and psychology to take us on a guided travel of human develoment.

Understanding and Coping with Failure: Psychoanalytic perspectives

Failure is a topic of significant significance in so much medical stipulations, and in daily life, from beginning till demise. Its impression will be destabilizing, even disastrous. even with those evidence, there was no finished psychoanalytic exploration of this subject. figuring out and dealing with Failure: Psychoanalytic views fills this hole by means of studying failure from many views.

Psychologie der Kommunikation

Dieser Band ist eine erweiterte und überarbeitete Auflage des 2013 erschienenen Bandes Psychologie der Kommunikation. Er vermittelt Basiswissen über den Ablauf menschlicher Kommunikation mit ihren Besonderheiten und Phänomenen und beschreibt Anwendungsfelder. Die zentralen Begriffe der Kommunikation, der kommunikativen Kompetenz und der Kommunikationspsychologie werden ausführlich definiert.

Extra info for Body Movement and Speech in Medical Interaction (Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction)

Example text

In exploring the interactional organization of movements such as the gesture in Fragment 1:3 we can also consider how this brief activity no more than a second or so in duration - is sensitive to the contingencies at hand and the tasks it is performing. Not any movement the doctor could produce would serve to illustrate the particular effects of the treatment or encourage the co-participant to realign his gaze and nod his head. In different circumstances similar types of action would inevitably have to be produced using very different forms of movement.

At reception counters for example, given some acknowledgement by the receptionist (which itself can be a shift of gaze towards the other), the Display of recipiency and beginning of consultation 35 patient is provided with the opportunity to disclose why he is there. Similarly, by encouraging the doctor to begin the business at hand, the patient receives the floor to disclose why he has come or how he is. In such cases turning towards another can work to gain the floor for some activity, the display of recipiency and its response serving as a prefatory device to an activity's production, the display of recipiency itself securing a recipient.

In contrast, movement into the business of the consultation establishes a mutual focus of involvement, a stretch of continuous activity that concerns both participants and requires their coordination and joint attention. Looking at one another plays a significant part in the process of establishing a common focus of activity and involvement, not simply as a means of monitoring each other's concerns and behaviour, but actually in initiating action and activity. A look can affect another in some way; it can give rise to a particular impression and encourage others to engage in certain behaviour - characteristics and consequences of human regard which have not passed unnoticed in literature and the sciences.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 30 votes