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When Surgeons Advise Against Surgery

Clark, Shannon; Hudak, Pamela


This article examines the significant interactional work undertaken by orthopedic surgeons in the delivery of recommendations not for surgery-recommendations against surgery or for nonsurgical treatment. Surgeons recurrently use a number of features prior to these recommendations: Projecting turns, parenthetical remarks, brightsides, logical inferences and syllogisms, general case/usual course descriptions, and turns that display the relevance of surgery. Through these features, surgeons...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Research on Language and Social Interaction
DOI: 10.1080/08351813.2011.619313


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