The construction of troubled and credible patients: a study of emotion talk in palliative care settings.

  title={The construction of troubled and credible patients: a study of emotion talk in palliative care settings.},
  author={Sarah Li and Anne M Arber},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  volume={16 1},
In this article, the authors select two categories of dying patients, "troubled" and "credible," from two larger studies conducted in three palliative care settings. They explore how nurses construct dying patients' moral identities and how they use emotion talk to interpret patients' behavior. The authors carried out a microanalysis of talk-in-action using discourse analysis and conversation analysis. Strategies used for the construction of moral identities include the production of atrocity… CONTINUE READING

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