Patients and Their Doctors Research Term Paper

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To wit, power is a huge influence in any social interaction, and in a study reported by the University of California Press (West, 2008, p. 87), men often interrupt women during conversations because men are generally viewed as the power in any male-female interaction. "Physicians interrupt patients disproportionately" in doctor-patient interactions, West writes, "except when the doctor is a 'lady'; then, "patients interrupt as much or more than physicians, and their interruptions seem to subvert physicians' authority" (West, p. 87). In other words, the stratification of male doctors having the power to interrupt is reversed when a woman is the doctor.

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Blumer, Herbert. (1986). Symbolic Interactionism: Perspective and Method. Berkeley:

Breen, Catherine M., Abernethy, Amy P., Abbott, Katherine H., and Tulsky, James a. (2007).

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