The paper describes results from an observational study on argumentation in the medical setting, which show how and why argumentation skills can become a useful therapeutic tool in chronic care. The results of the study show that the therapeutic goals of chronic care are strongly linked to dialogical activities such as argumentation, explanation, decision making and information giving. The article discusses how doctors’ argumentation skills can be improved, especially in the crucial phase of shared decision making.
Bigi, S. F. M., Can argumentation skills become a therapeutic resource?, in Van Eemeren, F., Garssen, B. (ed.), Scrutinizing Argumentation in Practice, John Benjamins, Amsterdam 2015: <<ARGUMENTATION IN CONTEXT>>, 9 281- 294. 10.1075/aic.9.16big [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/68449]