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Accounting practices in medical interviews1

  • Sue Fisher (a1) and Stephen B. Groce (a2)

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As doctors and patients communicate during medical interactions they both offer accounts and respond to them. By treating these accounts as interactional strategies which link social structure to social interaction we display how the medical interview is characterized by a moment-to-moment battle that mirrors and largely sustains the institutional authority and status of doctors and the reality of genders. (Medicine, communication, accounting practices, interactional strategies, institutional authority, professional status, gender)

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Accounting practices in medical interviews1

  • Sue Fisher (a1) and Stephen B. Groce (a2)

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