Discourse analysis and the experience of ECT

Frith, Hannah and Johnstone, Lucy (2005) Discourse analysis and the experience of ECT Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 78 (2). pp. 189-203. ISSN 1476-0835

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Abstract

The authors present a discourse analysis of an influential paper on the experience of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). By focusing on how patients are construed in this article, they deconstruct theways in which the case for ECTas ‘helpful and not particularly frightening’ is made. They argue that, as with all academic writing, a discourse of scientific objectivity can be used to privilege certain views and promote certain interests.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:© 2005 The British Psychological Society
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1348/147608305X26657
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
ID Code:3129
Deposited By:editor sass
Deposited On:19 Mar 2009
Last Modified:08 Jul 2013 17:04

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