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|Description:||182 p. : il., mapa, retr. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction / The Body, Disease and Discourse / 'Lay' Talk about Illness / Power, Asymmetry and Decision-Making in Medical Encounters / The Media, Expert Opinion and Health Scares / Metaphors of Sickness and Recovery / Narrative and the Voicing of Illness / Conclusion|
'There has been a pressing need for a book like this for some time. Gwyn cogently reviews the literature on discourse analysis as it pertains to medical and health matters. Introducing original