Humor and the Healing Arts: A Multimethod Analysis of Humor Use in Health Care (Routledge Communication Series) by Athena du Pr
English | Nov 1, 1997 | ISBN: 0805826475 | 240 Pages | CHM | 13 MB
Offering a social scientific look at humor's role in medical transactions, this volume is based on extensive field study in seven medical settings. It includes excerpts from dozens of actual conversations between patients and caregivers. Analysis of these episodes reveals that humor is a practical tool used to meet many medical objectives. It is used by patients to good-naturedly complain and to campaign for more personal attention, and by caregivers to get attention, make amends, insist on unpleasant routines, and establish rapport.