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ERIC Number: EJ365913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Topic Control and Person Control: A Thorny Problem for Foreign Physicians in Interaction with American Patients.
Erickson, Frederick; Rittenberg, William
Discourse Processes, v10 n4 p401-15 Oct-Dec 1987
Considers the tension between non-American physicians' ability to control topics in interaction with patients and American expectations of equality and shared topic control. Focuses on the difficulties that foreign medical graduates have in adapting their interactive style to American expectations. Suggests that role distancing, role change, and role conflict are alternative conceptions used to deal with power asymmetry. (MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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