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By Sara Rubinelli, A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans

ISBN-10: 9027242526

ISBN-13: 9789027242525

In recent times, there was a turning out to be curiosity within the position of argumentation within the wellbeing and fitness care area. Argumentation and Health is a suite of essays by way of argumentation theorists reflecting at the method within which the institutional context of healthiness care shapes the argumentative interplay. the quantity offers for the 1st time an outline of an important fresh advancements and achievements of the learn of argumentation in clinical and public orientated future health communique. In Argumentation and Health , recognition is paid to argumentation in several sorts of well-being communique, akin to the scientific session, direct-to-consumer drug ads, health and wellbeing brochures and wellbeing and fitness hazard conversation.
This booklet is of curiosity to argumentation theorists, (health) conversation students, healthcare practitioners, scholars of drugs and health-related fields, and all different researchers and practitioners attracted to the functionality and features of argumentation in future health communique. initially released in Journal of Argumentation in Context, Vol. 1:1 (2012).

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Of course, the argumentative discussion can take an unexpected turn and, because of that, the genuineness and/or relevance of an authority the use of whom (or which) was agreed upon might be doubted or disputed. Yet, all things being as expected, their agreement on being allowed to appeal to an authority indicates their agreement as to this authority’s genuineness and relevance. The soundness conditions that I have so far discussed apply to authority argumentation in general — so, to both the argument by authority and the argument from authority.

That the patient must be able to participate in the decision making is not only a principle of shared decision making but also a dialectical requirement: both parties should get the opportunity to put forward their standpoints, arguments and criticisms. That the doctor should give an objective overview of the available treatment options and their pros and cons, however, is an institutional requirement intended to counterbalance the informational asymmetry between doctor and patient. e. a commonly accepted procedural starting point that needs to be followed in order for the discussion to be reasonable.

In terms of the extended pragma-dialectical theory, these particulars of the communication in a medical consultation result from the fact that such a consultation can be regarded as a communicative activity type (van Eemeren 2010: 129–162). Although the main reason for a patient to participate in the communicative activity type of a medical consultation is to obtain a doctor’s medical advice, this does not necessarily mean that the patient always, immediately, and fully accepts this advice. For instance, due to the considerable amount of medical information on the internet, a patient can request a medical consultation after gathering information online.

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