INVESTIGADORES
BONNIN Juan Eduardo
libros
Título:
Discourse and mental health. Voice, inequality and resistance in medical settings
Autor/es:
BONNIN, JUAN EDUARDO
Editorial:
Routledge
Referencias:
Lugar: Varias Ciudades; Año: 2018 p. 188
ISSN:
978-1-13-857265-2
Resumen:
This book is the result ofyears of fieldwork at a public hospital located in an immigrant neighborhood inBuenos Aires, Argentina. It focuses on the relationships between diversity andinequality in access to mental healthcare through the discourse practices,tactics and strategies deployed by patients with widely varying cultural,linguistic and social backgrounds. As an action-research process, it helpedchange communicative practices at the Hospital?s outpatient mental healthcareservice. The book focuses on the entire process and its outcomes, arguing infavor of a critical, situated perspective on discourse analysis, theoreticallyand practically oriented to social change.                It also proposes a different approach todoctor-patient communication, usually conducted from an ethnocentric perspectivewhich does not take into account cultural, social and economic diversity.  It reviews many topics that are somehowclassical in doctor-patient communication analysis, but from a different pointof view: issues such as the sequential organization of primary care encounters,diagnostic formulations, asymmetry and accommodation, etc., are now examinedfrom a locally grounded ethnographic perspective. This change is not onlytheoretical but also political, as it helps understand patient practices of resistance,identity-making and solidarity in contexts of inequality.