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Re-conceptualizing interruptions in physician-patient interview: Co-operative and intrusive
Unformatted Document Text:  Interruption Patterns 23 results of the present study. The patient participants may have seen their physicians more frequently than patients in the general population. Furthermore, due to the limitation that the interviews were audio-taped, it was not possible to include nonverbal communicative acts such as head nods into the analysis. Conclusion This study contributes to the field both conceptually and empirically. First, it illustrates and specifies a new way of studying interruption in physician-patient encounters. The re- conceptualization of interruption into co-operative and intrusive intends to be a step toward a more unified way of studying interruption patterns. The argument in the field seems a matter of whether physicians interrupt patients more or vice versa. We fount that the difference didn’t lie in the frequency, rather, in the style of interruptions. Physicians interrupted more intrusively and with more success. Patients interrupted more cooperatively and with less success. Furthermore, physicians didn’t dominate speaking turns nor speak more words than patients, as previously believed. We believe that the difference between physicians and patients may not be measured by the number of words or speaking turns because it is imbedded in their respective communication style. Finally, the high discrepancy between physicians and patients on their rates of unsuccessful interruptions (5% vs. 32%) points out a new task for training--teaching patients the skill of interrupting physicians successfully.

Authors: Li, Han., Krysko, Michael., Desroches, Naghmeh. and Deagle, George.
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Interruption Patterns
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results of the present study. The patient participants may have seen their physicians more
frequently than patients in the general population. Furthermore, due to the limitation that the
interviews were audio-taped, it was not possible to include nonverbal communicative acts such
as head nods into the analysis.
Conclusion
This study contributes to the field both conceptually and empirically. First, it illustrates
and specifies a new way of studying interruption in physician-patient encounters. The re-
conceptualization of interruption into co-operative and intrusive intends to be a step toward a
more unified way of studying interruption patterns. The argument in the field seems a matter of
whether physicians interrupt patients more or vice versa. We fount that the difference didn’t lie
in the frequency, rather, in the style of interruptions. Physicians interrupted more intrusively and
with more success. Patients interrupted more cooperatively and with less success. Furthermore,
physicians didn’t dominate speaking turns nor speak more words than patients, as previously
believed. We believe that the difference between physicians and patients may not be measured
by the number of words or speaking turns because it is imbedded in their respective
communication style. Finally, the high discrepancy between physicians and patients on their
rates of unsuccessful interruptions (5% vs. 32%) points out a new task for training--teaching
patients the skill of interrupting physicians successfully.


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