|Author(s)||Paul ten Have|
|Title||The consultation as a genre|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, Medical consultations, Troubles Talk, Jefferson|
|Book title||Text and Talk as Social Practice|
This paper is concerned with the in situ ordering of consultations in General Practice. Extracts from transcribed recordings of GP consultations made in the Netherlands, will be used to develop the idea that doctors and patients use a variety on interactional formats to structure their encounters. Specifically, I will suggest that participants and observers of consultations use a general cultural 'ideal sequence' for the consultation as a genre as a device for constituting instances of consultations as such.