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Discourse analysis and the experience of ECT

By Hannah Frith and Lucy Johnstone

Abstract

The authors present a discourse analysis of an influential paper on the experience of\ud 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\ud frightening’ is made. They argue that, as with all academic writing, a discourse of scientific\ud objectivity can be used to privilege certain views and promote certain interests

Topics: L000 Social Sciences
Publisher: The British Psychological Society
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1348/147608305X26657
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.brighton.ac.uk:3129
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