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3-6-2009 9:00 AM

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6-6-2009 5:00 PM

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In medical consultation, it is the doctor’s task to advise patients about health related problems. This advice might not immediately be acceptable to the patient, for instance, because he has to drastically change his behaviour. In such cases, the doctor could attempt to make the advice acceptable by providing argumentation. To analyse and evaluate argumentation in medical consultation, I will argue in this paper that, from a pragma-dialectical perspective, medical consultation could be analysed as a communicative activity type.

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Pragma-Dialectical Analysis of Medical Consultation

University of Windsor

In medical consultation, it is the doctor’s task to advise patients about health related problems. This advice might not immediately be acceptable to the patient, for instance, because he has to drastically change his behaviour. In such cases, the doctor could attempt to make the advice acceptable by providing argumentation. To analyse and evaluate argumentation in medical consultation, I will argue in this paper that, from a pragma-dialectical perspective, medical consultation could be analysed as a communicative activity type.