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ERIC Number: EJ550406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-1057-2252
In Search of Patient Agency in the Rhetoric of Diabetes Care.
Stone, Mary Specker
Technical Communication Quarterly, v6 n2 p201-17 Spr 1997
Examines the patient agency concept from a rhetorical perspective in lay/professional medical discourse relating to diabetes care. Shows that patient agency is related to patient compliance in the language of biomedicine. Finds that, in managed care, tension is evident between the trend toward greater patient agency and the constraints of biomedical text conventions concerning doctor/patient roles. (PA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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