Does indirect speech promote nondirective genetic counseling? Results of a sociolinguistic investigation.

@article{Benkendorf2001DoesIS,
  title={Does indirect speech promote nondirective genetic counseling? Results of a sociolinguistic investigation.},
  author={Judith L. Benkendorf and Michele B. Prince and Molly A Rose and A De Fina and Heidi E. Hamilton},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={199-207}
}
To date, research examining adherence to genetic counseling principles has focused on specific counseling activities such as the giving or withholding of information and responding to client requests for advice. We audiotaped 43 prenatal genetic counseling sessions and used data-driven, qualitative, sociolinguistic methodologies to investigate how language choices facilitate or hinder the counseling process. Transcripts of each session were prepared for sociolinguistic analysis of the emergent… CONTINUE READING