'Voices of concern'-a study of verbal communication about patients in a psychiatric day unit.

@article{Allen1981VoicesOC,
  title={'Voices of concern'-a study of verbal communication about patients in a psychiatric day unit.},
  author={Helen Allen},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1981},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={355-62}
}
  • Helen Allen
  • Published 1981 in Journal of advanced nursing
In this study, the author employs observations from a psychiatric day unit in an analysis of regularly occurring forms of 'professional talk'. Considerable staff time is scheduled for such talk, which must be considered as part of the health professional's work. Much of the talk which occurs may be analysed as having 'technical' significance in programming… CONTINUE READING