Opening the consultation: how is this achieved between patient and physiotherapist?

Lamont-Mills, A. and Schloss, J. and Epsley, S. (2007) Opening the consultation: how is this achieved between patient and physiotherapist? In: MPA 2007: 15th Biennial Musculosketal Physiotherapy Australia Conference: Science in Motion, 4-8 Oct 2007, Cairns, Australia.

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Patients often give their reason for seeking health assistance in the opening phase of a health consultation. This opening phase normally involves two parts: first, an opening solicitation spoken by the health professional followed by the patient’s reason for the visit. However, how this is accomplished in real-life physiotherapy consultations is not well understood. That is, there has been limited research that has focused on the detailed discursive practices and strategies physiotherapists and patients use to organise problem presentation within real-life consultations. The aim of this presentation is to address this by identifying the discursive practices and strategies that physiotherapists and patients use in the opening phase of an initial consultation.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2008 11:03
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2018 02:05
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111710 Health Counselling
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

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