publication . Article . 2013

Argumentation as Rational Persuasion in Doctor-Patient Communication

Sara Rubinelli;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Philosophy & Rhetoric, volume 46, page 550 (issn: 0031-8213, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press
Abstract
This paper discusses the value of argumentation as an instrument for rational persuasion in doctor patient (and general health professional patient) communication. Argumentation can be used to influence those beliefs that form the basis of an individual's attitudes and decision making process. In the medical context argumentation can be used to legitimize the points of view of the doctor and the patient; to correct add to or modify a patient's set of beliefs; and to enhance the patient's central processing of the information that is foundational to his or her decision making. Overall argumentation as a method of rational persuasion is an important communication ...
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free text keywords: Philosophy, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social psychology, Psychology, Persuasion, Argumentation theory, Heuristics, Health communication, Doctor patient communication, General health
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