Publication details [#13403]

Atkinson, Paul. 1999. Medical discourse, evidentiality and the construction of self as a fellow physician: Aspects of a discourse of apprenticeship in medicine. In Sarangi, Srikant and Celia Roberts. Talk, Work and Institutional Order. Discourse in Medical, Mediation and Management Settings. (Language, Power and Social Process 1). De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 75–107.
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Article in book
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Language as a subject


The first section, with papers by Atkinson, focuses on “medical practices and health care delivery”. In keeping with the editorial ambition to obtain a fuller understanding of medical work, the practices analyzed here – e.g., team meetings, case presentations and discussions, the socialization of young doctors, and case records – fall outside the already well-studied domain of doctor-patient interaction.