@3David Silverman provides a comprehensively researched and analytically sensitive account of how doctors and patients relate. Drawing on a wide range of original fieldwork from both the UK and elsewhere and from a variety of hospital settings, both privately and publicly funded, he demonstrates the complexity of medical interactions and the importance of their context.
@3Among the key themes of the book are: the way in which doctor-patient talk varies according to the trajectory of the patient's medical career and the method of payment for treatment; the implicit problems in paediatric medicine in negotiating between the rights and responsibilities of children and their parents; and the difficulties intrinsic to ref
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About the Author
David Silverman is Visiting Professor in the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, Emeritus Professor in the Sociology Department, Goldsmiths’ College and Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, Queensland University of Technology. He has lived in London for most of his life, where he attended Christ's College Finchley and did a BSc (Economics) at the London School of Economics in the 1960s. Afterwards, he went to the USA for graduate work, obtaining an MA in the Sociology Department, University of California, Los Angeles. He returned to LSE to write a Ph D on organization theory. This was published as The Theory of Organizations in 1970. Apart from brief spells teaching at UCLA, his main teaching career was at Goldsmiths College. His three major research projects were on decision making in the Personnel Department of the Greater London Council (Organizational Work, written with Jill Jones, 1975), paediatric outpatient clinics (Communication and Medical Practice, 1987) and HIV-test counselling (Discourses of Counselling, 1997). He pioneered a taught MA in Qualitative Research at Goldsmiths in 1985 and supervised around 30 successful Ph D students. Since becoming Emeritus Professor in 1999, he has continued publishing methodology books. David regularly runs qualitative research workshops for five universities in Sydney and Brisbane. He has also run workshops for research students in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Since 2000, he has done voluntary work with people with dementia. resident in an old people’s home Besides all this, David's other interests include classical music, literary fiction, bridge, county cricket and spending time with his grandchildren.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: SITESDecision-Making Discourse Part 1Decision-Making Discourse Part 2A Policy Intervention The Pre-Admission ClinicGoing Private Ceremonial Forms in a Medical Oncology ClinicPART TWO: CONSTITUTING SUBJECTSCoercive Interpretation in the Clinic The Social Constitution of the Down's Syndrome ChildConsumerist Medicine in a Cleft-Palate Clinic Constituting Clinical SubjectsPART THREE: THE DISCOURSE OF THE SOCIALThe Discourse of the SocialPolicing the Lying Patient Survelliance and Self-Regulation in Consultations with Adolescent DiabeticsMoral Versions of Parenthood Charge-Rebuttal Sequences in Two Diabetic ClinicsAndytic Scheme - Paediatric Cardiology Unit Outpatients' Routines