General practitioner responses to concerns in chronic care consultations for patients with a history of cancer

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We investigated general practitioners’ (GPs’) responses to patients’ concerns in chronic care consultations. Video recordings of 14 consultations were analyzed with conversation analysis. We found two categories of responses: exiting and exploring the patient’s concerns. Most GPs exited the concern by interrupting the patient, acknowledging the concern but then referring back to the progression of the consultation, or affiliating with the concern without exploring it. Only a few raised concerns were explored, and then most often the somatic rather than the emotional aspects of them. The findings point to the risk of missing patients’ voiced concerns in consultations with a fixed agenda.

TidsskriftJournal of Health Psychology
Udgave nummer10
Sider (fra-til)2261-2275
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - 2022

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Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The study was funded by The Health Sciences Research Fund of Region Zealand, The Danish Cancer Society, Committee of Multipractice Studies in General Practice, The Fund for General Practice, The Fund of M.L. Jørgensen and Gunnar Hansen and University of Copenhagen.

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