The Swenoteca Medical Care Program as a Resource for Patients and Physicians
2002 (English)In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, Vol. 22, no 2, 33-37 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The overall aim is to investigate, from a communicative and interactive perspective, how physicians use the medical care program in dialogues with patients, and how patients use the program when they talk about their treatment and the disease, testicular cancer. Data consist of 23 patient-physician consultations and 23 interviews. The analysis was performed in stages. The results show that the physicians use the medical care program as an instrument in the dialogues and a structure for information when a patient is about to embark on a round of continued treatment after his operation. When the physician presents the course of treatment to the patient, he gives SWENOTECA as the reason for the choice. During the follow-up consultations, SWENOTECA is used as a basic framework for what should be checked from a medical point of view and as a structure to ensure that the checkups are performed. The medical care program seems to exert a strong influence on the men’s accounts during the interviews in terms of the medical terminology they use and as a structure for the course of the disease and for giving them a perspective of the future as well as hope.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 22, no 2, 33-37 p.
patient-physician interaction, communication, testicular cancer, medical care program
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79287OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79287DiVA: diva2:540234