Preface / Juliana Beuerlein -- Introduction / Walburga von Raffler-Engel -- Doctor-patient relationships in the 1980s / Walburga von Raffler-Engel -- An intercultural communication gap : North American Indians vs. the mainstream medical profession / T. Kaplan -- Medical history-taking as an interactive event / A. Neustein -- Linguistic means of social distancing in physician-patient communication / V.M. Henzl -- The psychoanalytic discourse / D. Flader -- Verbal and nonverbal communication in a family practice consultation : a focus on the physician-patient relationship / P.A. Mitchum -- The dialogics of a doctor-patient relationship / H.S. Herzka -- Doctor-patient interactions in cases of severe oligophrenia and dementia / W.K. Müller.
Doctor talk and Hawaiian "talk story" : the conversational organisation of a clinical encounter / G.M. White and A.B. Robillard -- Physician-patient relations in Judaism / P. Haas -- Parent-professional communication relative to medical care decision making for seriously ill newborns / H. Able-Boone -- Interview with a gynecologic oncologist on doctor-patient interactions / D.H.O. Sevin -- Letters from a resident / A.C.L. Lerman -- Ten keys to better doctor-patient relations / A.G. Lensgraf.