IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services


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Oct. 7, 2020 Europe

Patient autonomy in the consultation: How signalling structure can facilitate patient-centred care

This paper explores how patient autonomy may be supported or undermined in doctor-patient interactions through sharing information about what is to happen in the consultation. Doctors use a variety of verbal signalling behaviours with multiple functions. As well as sharing information, these behaviours regulate patient agency in the consultation.


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