Performing medical conversations: "between" physicians and patients.

Zeev Neuwirth, Stuart Schrader

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In this paper we introduce a shift in understanding patient-physician communication from the current individualistic, behavior-changing, patient-centered perspective, toward a more performative position. This postmodern shift reconstructs the collaborative doctor-patient plotline as involving a mutually-improvising ensemble performing an interweaving of biomedical and humanistic scripts in order to more effectively negotiate medical meaning together.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-47
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in mind-body medicine
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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