Pragmatics: Leadership and team communication in emergency medicine training

Sarah Atkins*, Malgorzata Chalupnik

*Corresponding author for this work

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This volume showcases a number of analytic approaches that have contributed to the richly inter-disciplinary study of communication in healthcare. Few are broader, perhaps, than the approach of ‘pragmatics’, which encompasses a number of theories and frameworks under an overarching principle of understanding language and meaning in its context of use. This chapter addresses how some pragmatic theories have been applied to the study of healthcare communication, focusing in particular on achieving tasks through spoken interaction in medical contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnalysing Health Communication: Discourse Approaches
EditorsGavin Brookes, Daniel Hunt
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-68184-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-68186-9, 978-3-030-68183-8
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2021


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