Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)

Discussion on the Cultural Implication and Social Humanity Function of Medical Terms in Doctor-Patient Communication

Authors
Wei Liu, Hongping Cheng, Wenjuan Lin
Corresponding Author
Wenjuan Lin
Available Online 15 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.053How to use a DOI?
Keywords
medical terms, doctor-patient communication, pragmatical functions, humanity
Abstract

Based on the discussion of the pragmatic functions of medical terms, this paper examines the social humanity functions of medical terms in doctor-patient communication, explores the humanity meaning of medical terms themselves, gives full play to the due humanity value of medical terms, and promotes active and effective doctor-patient communication. In doctor-patient communication, medical terms can be viewed as the marker of social identity for doctors, which function as the education and popularization of medical knowledge. Medical terms are also regarded as the marker of the transformation of medical socialization, coupled with politeness and tenderness in doctor-patient communication. With proper and effective use of medical terms in doctor-patient communication, the positive social humanity functions mentioned above can be exploited at their best, as a result of which gets access to medical humanism and promotion of the relationship between doctors and patients.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
15 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-352-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.053How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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