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Team meetings in specialist palliative care: Asking questions as a strategy within interprofessional interaction

Arber, A (2008) Team meetings in specialist palliative care: Asking questions as a strategy within interprofessional interaction QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH, 18 (10). 1323 - 1335. ISSN 1049-7323

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Abstract

In this article, I explore what happens when specialist palliative care staff meet together to discuss patients under their care. Many studies (e.g., Atkinson) have discussed how health care practitioners in various settings use rhetorical strategies when presenting cases in situations such as ward rounds and team meetings. Strategies for arguing and persuading are central to medical practice in the interprofessional context. The context of specialist palliative care is an interesting place for research, as there is a history of patient-centred holistic approaches to care, within a multidisciplinary context, that is interdisciplinary in its focus, structure, and practice (e.g. Saunders). This article examines the rhetorical accomplishment of teamwork in specialist palliative care settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Health Policy & Services, Health Care Sciences & Services, discourse analysis, ethnography, institutional, organizations, palliative care, WORK, TALK, DISCOURSE, IDENTITY, HOSPICE, HEALTH, POWER, PAIN
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Divisions: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > Health and Social Care
Depositing User: Anne Arber
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 14:25
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2682

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