Models of Shared Decision-Making in Medicine
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Alison Moore [+]
University of Wollongong
Alison Moore is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She has degrees in linguistics and public health and has previously held research and teaching positions at Macquarie University and the University of Sydney. Ongoing research interests include systemic functional linguistics, modelling register and context, health discourse, and the representation and treatment of animals. Across these concerns a unifying theme is the construal of agency and identity. Alison is currently the Vice-President of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association and an editorial board member for the Journal of Animal Studies.
Chapter 2 calibrates dominant models of doctor-patient decision-making against empirical research and ‘perspective pieces’ from health and relevant sociological and sociolinguistic lines of enquiry. Although essentially a literature review, this chapter offers an original critique of dominant approaches taken within healthcare research to the question of understanding what shared decision-making is and the extent to which it occurs.