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ERIC Number: EJ624664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-3989
Achieving Activity Transitions in Physician-Patient Encounters: From History Taking to Physical Examination.
Robinson, Jeffrey D.; Stivers, Tanya
Human Communication Research, v27 n2 p253-98 Apr 2001
Examines how physicians and patients interactionally accomplish the transition from the activity of history taking to that of physical examination. Finds implications for: the theoretic relationship between verbal and nonverbal behavior in social meaning; what it means to explain transitions and reduce patients' uncertainty; the organization of physician-patient interaction; and the relationship and interface between macro- and microconceptualizations of context. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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