Dentist patient relationship: a cultural historical theoretical approach

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dc.contributor.author Ardenghi, Diego Machado
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-29T22:05:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-29T22:05:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2010-01-29T22:05:02Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/2126
dc.description.abstract This thesis is about ethics in the dentist-patient relationships. Using cultural-historical activity theory and discourse analysis as theoretical and methodological frameworks, I investigate (a) how ethics emerges in dentists' discourse when they talk about dental-patient relationships; (b) how dentists deal with conflicts that emerge in their interaction with the patients; and (c) how a dental clinic is organized and works on a daily basis. I also discuss the implications of a theory of unknowability of actions for dentistry practice. My database is composed of dentists' narratives during videotaped interviews, and an ethnographic study in a private dental clinic in Canada. I conclude that ethics is embodied in the dentists' actions; that the development of phronesis helps dentists to solve conflicts in the workplace: and that the trajectory of the dental treatment is conducted in states through a complex division of labor and often in more than one activity system. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject dentists en
dc.subject patients en
dc.subject ethics en
dc.subject Canada en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Education en
dc.title Dentist patient relationship: a cultural historical theoretical approach en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Roth, Wolff-Michael
dc.degree.department Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en

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