UAC Extra Seminar: Tanya Stivers - Prescribing Under Pressure
- Date: –12:00
- Location: Engelska parken 22-0031
- Lecturer: Tanya Stivers
- Organiser: Uppsala Antibiotic Center
- Contact person: Anna Lindström
In this talk, I will examine some of the ways that parents talk about their children’s problems in ways that physicians perceive as indicating an expectation for antibiotics. I also discuss some of the ways that physicians respond to these practices.
Using conversation analysis combined with quantitative methods, I draw on over 500 video recorded clinic visits between pediatric patients with acute upper respiratory tract infection symptoms to show that one of the biggest problems facing clinicians today lies in parent behavior – not only the overt pressure they occasionally place on physicians but also the quite subtle ways of indexing their expectations. I review some ways that social science might help practicing clinicians to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.