Communicating Schizophrenia?

Mielioikeudet.net julkaisee Markus Hervan vuonna 2011 Norjan Bergenissä Historicisation-kesäkoulussa pitämän esitelmän, jonka otsikko on Communicating Schizophrenia?


Communicating Schizophrenia?

Historicisation (Bergen 24-26 August 2011)

A summer course for PhD students arranged by NordForsk

Markus Herva

Abstract:

How to define schizophrenia? – It has to do with labeling (diagnosis/stigma). Labeling happens in interaction (communication). When a diagnosis is given, the person in question is given a label. From this on, she is called ‘a schizophrenic’. But this all happens in interaction. Interaction is between the patient and the doctor. What happens between them, I call “communication”.

Introduction.

How to define schizophrenia? – It has to do with labeling (diagnosis/stigma). Labeling happens in interaction (communication).

When a diagnosis is given, the person in question is given a label. From this on, she is called ‘a schizophrenic’. But this all happens in interaction. Interaction is between the patient and the doctor. What happens between them, I call “communication”.

Sometimes this communication does not take place in a proper way. Whether it is actually proper, is at most of the times evaluated by the doctor; that this is so, is due to the asymmetric relation between the doctor and the patient. To the extent, that ‘the schizophrenic’ is often either considered to communicate poorly (badly), or not at all. Jatka lukemista ”Communicating Schizophrenia?”