Discussion on the Cultural Implication and Social Humanity Function of Medical Terms in Doctor-Patient Communication
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210313.053How to use a DOI?
- medical terms, doctor-patient communication, pragmatical functions, humanity
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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TY - CONF AU - Wei Liu AU - Hongping Cheng AU - Wenjuan Lin PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/15 TI - Discussion on the Cultural Implication and Social Humanity Function of Medical Terms in Doctor-Patient Communication BT - Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Language, Communication and Culture Studies (ICLCCS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 282 EP - 285 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210313.053 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210313.053 ID - Liu2021 ER -