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Analysis of the Characteristics of Chinese Outpatient Communication between Doctors and Patients

Meng Li


Doctor-patient speech communication is a comprehensive research field that integrates sociology, psychology, linguistics, mechanism, medicine and other disciplines. This article summarizes several characteristics of doctor-patient conversations in the outpatient environment of Chinese hospitals through the analysis and analysis of the collected 118 doctor-patient conversations. The reason for this feature is the institutional nature of the medical environment and the disparity in professional knowledge between doctors and patients. Strengthening the research on the theory and practice of doctor-patient conversation can effectively alleviate doctor-patient tension, improve doctor-patient relationship, increase the effectiveness of doctor-patient communication, and improve medical efficiency.


Doctor-patient Verbal Communication; Institutional; Vertical

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v5i9.3999