ERIC Number: ED177866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Doctor-Patient Communication Skills: Working Papers 1-4 and Appendices.
Candlin, Christopher N.; And Others
The four reports in this volume cover several phases of a project to determine English language education needs of foreign doctors and medical staff working in hopsitals in the United Kingdom. Each paper deals with a set of data the consideration of which may be applied to curriculum development in English for special purposes for medical practitioners. Topics covered include: (1) assessment of priorities in the development of staff-patient communication skills in a variety of clinical contexts; (2) research into the demands made on staff communicative ability in real medical situations; (3) "Doctor Speech Functions in Casualty Consultations: Some Quantified Characteristics of Discourse in a Regulated Setting"; and (4) "Doctors in Casuality: Applying Components of Communicative Competence to Specialist Course Design." (JB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Development, Discourse Analysis, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Foreign Medical Graduates, Hospital Personnel, Language Instruction, Language Research, Language Skills, Needs Assessment, Non English Speaking, Physicians, Pragmatics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust (England).
Authoring Institution: Lancaster Univ. (England).
Note: Some pages may be difficult to read due to faint type in original document ; Report prepared through the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language