Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

Effects of Professional Culture on Understanding

Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings - Barry Saferstein

Barry Saferstein [+-]
California State University San Marcos
Barry Saferstein is Professor of Communication at California State University San Marcos. He is a cognitive sociologist whose current research studies how professional authority affects understanding and action when patients interact with clinicians.

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A brief overview of Part Four.Part Four explains how the patterns of expression specific to professional cultures often restrict access to information in ways that affect the quality and recall of understandings. Comparing the genetics and radiology data shows why understanding does not simply result from presenting well-designed explanations. Strategies intended to support comprehension may feature interpretive contingencies that restrict understanding. However, data related to the interventional radiology consultations show how patterns of interaction involving visual resources can replace commonplace restrictive patterns of interaction in medical consultations, and help patients develop recallable understandings of useful medical information.

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Saferstein, Barry. Effects of Professional Culture on Understanding. Understanding and Interaction in Clinical and Educational Settings. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 319 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781845534363. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32328. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32328. Nov 2016

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