WHEN THE DOCTOR IS A “LADY”: POWER, STATUS AND GENDER IN PHYSICIAN‐PATIENT ENCOUNTERS*

@inproceedings{West1984WHENTD,
  title={WHEN THE DOCTOR IS A “LADY”: POWER, STATUS AND GENDER IN PHYSICIAN‐PATIENT ENCOUNTERS*},
  author={Candace West},
  year={1984}
}
An extensive body of research indicates that men interrupt women much more often than the reverse, across a variety of situations. Some conclude that men's interruptions of women in cross-sex conversations constitute an exercise of power and dominance over their conversational partners. To be sure, power is an important facet of many other social relationships, such as those between whites and Blacks, bosses and employees, and—of immediate interest—doctors and patients. Moreover, much of our… CONTINUE READING

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