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A genre analysis of reflective writing texts by English medical students : what role does narrative play?

Locher, Miriam A. and Koenig, Regula and Meier, Janine. (2015) A genre analysis of reflective writing texts by English medical students : what role does narrative play? In: Narrative matters in medical contexts across disciplines. Amsterdam, pp. 141-164.

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Abstract

This chapter reports on the study of reflective writing texts by English medical students on a memorable encounter with a patient. The texts offer crucial information on the ways in which future doctors interpret a patient’s narrative and reflect their own situation. Drawing on genre analysis and corpus linguistics, we discuss how the texts are composed and how different genres influence their composition. While reflection is the main element of the texts, we see evidence of the genre of essay, medical case report, drama, and aspects of narrative. The latter is particularly evident and highlights once more the importance of narrative in medical practice.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > English Linguistics (Locher)
UniBasel Contributors:Locher, Miriam A. and König, Regula and Koenig, Regula
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Book Chapter
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:John Benjamins
ISBN:978-90-272-2660-0 (hb : alk. paper) ; 90-272-2660-1 (hb : alk. paper) ; 9789027269034 (eb)
Series Name:Studies in narrative
Issue Number:20
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Language:English
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Last Modified:23 Oct 2018 09:43
Deposited On:10 Apr 2015 09:14

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