Argumentation between Doctors and Patients

Understanding clinical argumentative discourse

ORCID logoFrans H. van Eemeren | ILIAS & Leiden University & University of Amsterdam
ORCID logoBart Garssen | ILIAS & University of Amsterdam
ORCID logoNanon Labrie | ILIAS & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027208484 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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Argumentation between Doctors and Patients discusses the use of argumentation in clinical settings. Starting from the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation, it aims at providing an understanding of argumentative discourse in the context of doctor-patient interaction. It explains when and how interactions between doctors and patients can be reconstructed as argumentative, what it means for doctors and patients to reasonably resolve a difference of opinion, what it implies to strive simultaneously for reasonableness and effectiveness in clinical discourse, and when such efforts derail into fallaciousness. Argumentation between Doctors and Patients is of interest to all those who seek to improve their understanding of argumentation in a medical context – whether they are students, scholars of argumentation, or medical practitioners.

Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen and Nanon Labrie are prominent argumentation theorists. In writing Argumentation between Doctors and Patients, they have benefited from the advice of an Advisory Board consisting of both medical practitioners and argumentation scholars.

[Not in series, 235]  2021.  x, 155 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Argumentation between Doctors and Patients comes at a timely moment in the Covid-19 pandemic. As a resource for increasing clarity in doctor-patient communication, the book fulfills a useful role especially pertinent to the moment. It is remarkably accessible to newcomers to argumentation theory, and correspondingly a heavy emphasis is placed on introducing fundamentals. The connection between theory of argument and the medical field comes out mainly in the examples of technical terms supplied within the chapters”
“It is a useful read for anyone interested in (clinical) argumentative discourse.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies


BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN004000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020050319 | Marc record