When Discourses Collide

  title={When Discourses Collide},
  author={Jason Palmeri},
  journal={Journal of Business Communication},
  pages={37 - 65}
  • J. Palmeri
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Business Communication
This qualitative case study explores interprofessional collaborative writing among attorneys, nurse consultants, and writers in a law firm. Elucidating the challenges of interprofessional collaboration, this study finds that nurse consultants and attorneys encounter discursive conflicts, epistemological conflicts, and bypassing as a result of their differing professional discourse community affiliations and complex power relations. While these conflicts can potentially decrease efficiency and… 

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