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The Discourse of Nurse-Patient Interactions PDF

The Discourse of Nurse-Patient Interactions PDF: Contrasting the Communicative Styles of U.S. And International Nurses

The Discourse of Nurse-Patient Interactions
Author Shelley Staples
File size 4.98 MB
Year 2015
Pages 277
Language English
File format PDF
Category Free Medical Books,Nursing
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Book Description:

The Discourse of Nurse-Patient Interactions: Contrasting the communicative styles of U.S. and international nurses is the first book to quantitatively examine a wide range of linguistic features in a corpus of interactions between nurses and standardized patients. The main goal of this book is to compare the discourse of U.S. (L1 English speaking) and international (L2 English speaking) nurses. The research design relies on a mixed method approach, including both quantitative and qualitative discourse analysis of lexico-grammatical, interactional, prosodic, fluency, and non-verbal features; assessments of interactional effectiveness; and qualitative interviews with nurses. The book offers a detailed description of the situational characteristics of the interactions and compares the discourse of nurses and patients in order to contextualize differences in the communicative styles of the two nurse groups. The results provide new insight into the way that sociocultural and linguistic aspects of nurse discourse contribute to the delivery of patient-centered care.

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