Fotograaf: Eduard Lampe

mw. dr. R. (Roosmaryn) Pilgram MA


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Taalbeheersing, Argumentatietheorie en Retorica
  • Bezoekadres
    P.C. Hoofthuis
    Spuistraat 134  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: 5.13
  • Postadres:
    Spuistraat  134
    1012 VB  Amsterdam
  • R.Pilgram@uva.nl
    T: 0205254710

Roosmaryn Pilgram is a lecturer at the department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric. She teaches undergraduate courses in argumentation and communication. Her research interests are in the field of argumentation and health communication (PhD on argumentative discussions in medical consultation obtained in 2015).

A doctor’s argument by authority: An analytical and empirical study of strategic manoeuvring in medical consultation

 

In medical consultation, a doctor can appeal to his medical knowledge or expertise as a sign of the acceptability of his diagnosis, prognosis and/or advice (“It’s best to take these loratadine tablets, because I have seen them work really well against hay fever”). This could be quite convincing, as the patient typically requests a medical consultation because he does not know exactly what his health problem amounts to, how serious this problem is and/or what to do about it, while he does expect the doctor to be able to determine these matters. Yet, in some cases, an argument by authority from a doctor can be too paternalistic and does not allow for further discussion about the doctor’s medical judgment or advice.

In this study, it is investigated under which conditions a doctor’s argument by authority may constitute a reasonable and effective strategic manoeuvre in medical consultation. To establish the conditions under which a doctor’s argument by authority may constitutes a reasonable and effective strategic manoeuvre in medical consultation, this study is divided into an analytical part (chapter 2-5) and an empirical part (chapter 6-8). In the analytical part, the conditions under which a doctor’s argument by authority can be regarded as reasonable are established. In the empirical part, the conditions under which a doctor’s argument by authority can be perceived as effective are established. 

 

Courses 2015-2016

2014

  • Pilgram, R. (2014). Reasonableness of a doctor’s argument by authority: a pragma-dialectical analysis of the specific soundness conditions. In S. Rubinelli, & A. F. Snoeck Henkemans (Eds.), Argumentation and health (pp. 33-50). (Benjamins current topics; No. 64). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. DOI: 10.1075/bct.64.04pil  [details] 

2012

  • Pilgram, R. (2012). Reasonableness of a doctor's argument by authority: a pragma-dialectical analysis of the specific soundness conditions. Journal of Argumentation in Context, 1(1), 33-50. DOI: 10.1075/jaic.1.1.04pil  [details] 
  • Pilgram, R. (2012). Strategisch manoeuvreren in medische consultatie: Een pragma-dialectische analyse van autoriteitsargumentatie van de arts. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 34(2), 168-181. [details] 

2011

  • Pilgram, R. (2011). A doctor’s argumentation by authority as a strategic manoeuvre. In F. H. van Eemeren, B. Garssen, D. Godden, & G. Mitchell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (pp. 1527-1537). Amsterdam: Rosenberg/Sic Sat. [details] 
  • Goodnight, G. T., & Pilgram, R. (2011). A doctor's ethos enhancing maneuvers in medical consultation. In E. Feteris, B. Garssen, & F. Snoeck Henkemans (Eds.), Keeping in touch with pragma-dialectics: in honor of Frans H. van Eemeren. (pp. 135-153). Amsterdam / Piladelphia: John Benjamins. DOI: 10.1075/z.163  [details] 

2009

  • Pilgram, R. (2009). Argumentation in doctor-patient interaction: medical consultation as a pragma-dialectical communicative activity type. Studies in Communication Sciences, 9(2), 153-169. [details] 
  • Pilgram, R. (2009). Een pragma-dialectische analyse van medische consultatie. In W. Spooren, M. Onrust, & J. Sanders (Eds.), Studies in taalbeheersing 3. (pp. 297-308). Assen: Van Gorcum. [details] 

2007

2009

  • Pilgram, R. (2009). A pragma-dialectical reconstruction of doctor-patient consultations. In J. Ritola (Ed.), Argument cultures: proceedings of OSSA '09. Windsor, ON: Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation. [details] 

2008

  • Pilgram, R. (2008). [Review of: J. Bos (2007) Discoursanalyse: communicatie op de werkvloer]. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 30(1), 104-105. [details] 
  • van Poppel, L., & Pilgram, R. (2008). Bibliografie argumentatietheorie 2007. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 30(3), 324-339. [details] 

2007

  • Pilgram, R., & Braet, A. C. (2007). De anatomie van overtuigingskracht. Verzamelde lessen en enkele andere wervende genres [boek signalering ]. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 29(4), 377.
  • van Eemeren, F. H., Snoeck Henkemans, A. F., Pilgram, R., & Wagemans, J. H. M. (2007). Werkboek argumentatie: Inleiding in het analyseren, beoordelen en houden van betogen. Heerlen: Open Universiteit Nederland. [details] 

2011

  • van Eemeren, F., Snoeck Henkemans, F., Pilgram, R., & Wagemans, J. (2011). Werkboek bij Argumentatie - 4e druk 2011 (op website). Groningen: Noordhoff.

2012

  • Pilgram, R. (2012). Soundness criteria for a doctor's argumentation by authority. Paper presented at OSSA 2011, Argumentation: Cognition & community, .

2011

  • Pilgram, R. (2011). Reasonableness of a doctor’s argument by authority: A pragma-dialectical analysis of the specific soundness conditions. Paper presented at Argupolis 1: Final Conference, .

2009

  • Pilgram, R. (2009). A pragma-dialectical reconstruction of doctor-patient consultations. Paper presented at Seventh Interdisciplinary COMET Conference, .
  • Pilgram, R. (2009). Analysing appeals to ethos in medical consultation. Paper presented at Second International Conference Rhetoric in Society, .

Spreker

  • Polcar, L.E. (speaker) & Pilgram, R. (speaker) (2007): Materializing material starting points. Identifying commitments in argumentative discourse, 15th NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, Alta.

2015

  • Pilgram, R. (2015). A doctor’s argument by authority: An analytical and empirical study of strategic manoeuvring in medical consultation [details] 
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