Peter Maguire

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Dialogue Acts (DAs) which explicitly ensure mutual understanding are frequent in dialogues between cancer patients and health professionals. We present examples , and argue that this arises from the health-critical nature of these dialogues. 1 Background We have described elsewhere (Wood, 2001; Wood and Craggs, 2002) the use of dialogue analysis in(More)
The inclusion of communication skills as a core competency in health care curricula, has led to the need to define adequacy in this area. Developments in the field of interview analysis have meant that robust and objective ways of assessing interview behaviours are now available; however, these systems in themselves do not provide a model for assessing(More)
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