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Author Stivers, Tanya.

Title Prescribing under pressure : parent-physician conversations and antibiotics / Tanya Stivers
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 221 pages)
Series Oxford studies in sociolinguistics
Oxford studies in sociolinguistics.
Contents 1. The Miracle Drug: The Context of Modern Antibiotic Usage; 2. Foregrounding the Relevance of Antibiotics in the Problem Presentation; 3. Alternative Practices for Asking and Answering History-Taking Questions; 4. No Problem (No Treatment) Diagnosis Resistance; 5. Treatment Resistance; 6. Overt Forms of Negotiation; 7. Physician Behavior That Influences Parent Negotiation Practices; 8. Conclusion; Appendix: Transcript Symbols; Notes; References; Index
Summary Antibiotics will soon no longer be able to cure common illnesses such as strep throat, sinusitis and middle ear infections as they have done for the last 60 years. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are increasing at a much faster rate than new antibiotics to treat them are being developed. The prescription of antibiotics for viral illnesses is a key cause of increasing bacterial resistance. Despite this fact, many children continue to receive antibiotics unnecessarily for the treatment of viral upper respiratory tract infections. Why do American physicians continue to prescribe inappropriately giv
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-217) and index
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Subject Antibiotics -- Effectiveness.
Physician and patient.
Practice Patterns, Physicians'.
Anti-Bacterial Agents.
Office Visits.
Professional-Family Relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195311159 (Cloth)
0195345533 (electronic bk.)
9780195311150 (Cloth)
9780195345537 (electronic bk.)