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dc.contributor.authorBuetow, Stephen A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:36:43Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:36:43Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifierER4166
dc.identifier.citationBuetow, S. (2009) Something in Nothing: Negative Space in the Clinician-Patient Relationship, The Annals of Family Medicine, vol. 7, , pp. 80-83,
dc.identifier.issn1544-1709
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1370/afm.914
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/4166
dc.description.abstractClinicians can easily miss the importance of how what is not present gives depth, perspective, and clues to the real meaning of social action in clinical encounters. This essay addresses examples of commonly overlooked forms of this concept of negative space in the clinician-patient relationship. The examples are negative physical space, which denotes the physical distances that separate clinicians and patients during face-to-face encounters; negative communicative space, which refers to how nonverbal and verbal communication can signify information not exchanged during these visits; and negative longitudinal space, which describes pauses over time and includes what is not said between clinicians and patients between visits. Discussed is how the awareness of these different spaces helps us to let go of our preconceptions, to experience what is there rather than what we expect to find, and to use space sensitively to improve interactions with patients.
dc.format.extent80-83
dc.relation.ispartofThe Annals of Family Medicine
dc.titleSomething in Nothing: Negative Space in the Clinician-Patient Relationship
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dc.description.volume7
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi:10.1370/afm.914
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qmu.authorBuetow, Stephen A.
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