Publication details [#8035]

Robillard, Albert B., Geoffrey M. White and Thomas W. Maretzki. 1983. Between doctor and patient: Informed consent in conversational interaction. In Fisher, Sue and Alexandra Dundas Todd, eds. The social organization of doctor-patient communication. Center for Applied Linguistics. pp. 107–133.
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The authors depict the social inferential work building a request for, and patient compliance with, signing informed consent forms. They offer a method of data collection, and consider the relevance of a line-by-line transcript analysis of social interaction.