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'Geraniums (red) and delphiniums (blue)': trauma, ethics, and medical communications

Graham, E (2015) 'Geraniums (red) and delphiniums (blue)': trauma, ethics, and medical communications. Journal of Medical Humanities, 38 (2). pp. 151-172. ISSN 1573-3645

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More official complaints about medical treatment in the UK relate to poor communications than to wrong diagnoses. This article, in considering the importance of communications training for clinicians, is structured into three sections. From use of a story that introduces the idea of miscommunication and trauma in the first section, the article moves, in the second, to a theorisation of trauma as a concept, addressing issues of intersubjectivity, the relationship between embodied and psychological being, and ethics. The third section then engages directly with medical communications training, exemplifying a particular literary-studies approach to matters of communication.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Medical Humanities. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10912-015-9335-7
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Humanities & Social Science
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2015 12:05
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:19
DOI or ID number: 10.1007/s10912-015-9335-7
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/240
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