Title

Mutual Persuasion as a Model for Doctor-Patient Communication

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1986

Keywords

doctor-patient communication, mutuality, rhetoric

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00489226

Abstract

From an ethical point of view, shared decision-making is preferable to either physician paternalism or patient sovereignty. The traditional model of doctor-patient communication is too directive and too unconcerned with the patient's values to support truly shared decision-making. The traditional distinction between rhetoric and sophistic can provide the basis for a new model of mutual persuasion that does not limit communication to information, and that avoids the spectre of manipulation.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Theoretical Medicine, v. 7, issue 2, p. 127-146.

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