‘When do we want the final discharge?’ How the potential tensions between medical expertise and institutional requirements are dealt with in discharge planning

S. Keel, Veronika Schoeb Mezzanotte Amat

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To increase patients’ compliance, clinical guidelines insist on their participation in the entire rehabilitation process, including discharge planning (DP). However, very little is known about how this institutional requirement is implemented in the everyday business of a clinic. Adopting a conversation analytic approach, our paper tackles the question of how patients are involved in DP in one particular rehabilitation clinic in French-speaking Switzerland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-79
Number of pages23
JournalUniversity of Lausanne. Institut de Linguistique et des Sciences du Langage. Cahiers
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Discharge planning
  • Patient participation
  • Interdisciplinary meeting
  • Medical visits
  • Conversation analysis
  • Video analysis

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