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|Title: ||Pastoral Power and the Confessing Subject in Patient-Centred Communication|
|Authors: ||Mayes, C|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Citation: ||Mayes, C. ‘Pastoral Power and the Confessing Subject in Patient-Centred Communication’, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 6: 4, 2009, pp. 483 – 493.|
|Abstract: ||This paper examines the power relations in “patient-centred communication”. Drawing on the work
of Michel Foucault I argue that while patient-centred communication frees the patient from
particular aspects of medical power, it also introduces the patient to new power relations. The paper
uses a Foucauldian analysis of power to argue that patient-centred communication introduces a new
dynamic of power relations to the medical encounter, entangling and producing the patient to
participate in the medical encounter in a particular manner.
Keywords: Pastoral power, Patient-centred, Confession, Michel Foucault|
|Type of Work: ||Article|
|Type of Publication: ||Post-print|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers and Publications. Sydney Health Ethics|
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