Publication details [#60025]

Svennevig, Jan, Anne Marie Dalby Landmark and Pål Gulbrandsen. 2015. Whose decision? Negotiating epistemic and deontic rights in medical treatment decisions. Journal of Pragmatics 78 : 54–69.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Place, Publisher


This study discusses how, in secondary care consultations where patients are offered a choice between invasive and non-invasive therapy options, doctors and patients’ clashing orientations to epistemic and deontic authority thwart the modern clinical practice ideal of shared decision making.