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By Sara Rubinelli, A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans

Lately, there was a growing to be curiosity within the function of argumentation within the health and wellbeing care area. Argumentation and Health is a set of essays via argumentation theorists reflecting at the approach during which the institutional context of future health care shapes the argumentative interplay. the amount presents for the 1st time an outline of an important contemporary advancements and achievements of the examine of argumentation in scientific and public orientated health and wellbeing communique. In Argumentation and Health , consciousness is paid to argumentation in several different types of future health communique, corresponding to the clinical session, direct-to-consumer drug ads, overall healthiness brochures and overall healthiness threat verbal exchange.
This publication is of curiosity to argumentation theorists, (health) verbal exchange students, healthcare practitioners, scholars of medication and health-related fields, and all different researchers and practitioners drawn to the functionality and features of argumentation in well-being verbal exchange. initially released in Journal of Argumentation in Context, Vol. 1:1 (2012).

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The latter is a violation of the institutional norms of shared decision making, too, since the physician is under the institutional obligation of discussing the various treatment options that are available to the patient. Example 2 is given by Rubinelli and Schulz (2006: 370). The exchange might also be analyzed as way of presenting a certain treatment as the best one, without giving any argumentation: (2) D. This is then the main point. It has been confirmed during the surgery that it is a malignant tumour… … Thus, in these situations, we always propose a treatment based on chemotherapy In this case, it is not just the fact that the treatment is presented as the standard treatment, but also the use of ‘we’ that may have the effect of making it difficult to object to the treatment proposed.

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This does not necessarily mean that these patients have a difference of opinion with their doctors, but it enables them to engage in argumentative discourse if the need arises — as opposed to the patient in a traditional consultation situation, in which the patient predominantly depends on the doctor for information about health problems. A doctor might also assume that the patient is hesitant about accepting and following up on the medical advice, even if the patient did not indicate such hesitance.

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