Positions in doctors' questions during psychiatric interviews.

  title={Positions in doctors' questions during psychiatric interviews.},
  author={Justyna Zi{\'o}łkowska},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  volume={19 11},
In this article I apply the concept of positioning to the analysis of 15 initial psychiatric interviews. I argue that through their questions the psychiatrists-in-training impose positions requiring the patients to gaze at themselves and their actual problems from particular perspectives. I point to three such positions: (a) the position of the observing assessor, from which it is expected that the patients will make a detached assessment of themselves or their problems, (b) the position of the… CONTINUE READING
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