From facts to arguments: A study of the 2014 Swiss controversy over systematic mammography screening.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_17D34C4DD236
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
From facts to arguments: A study of the 2014 Swiss controversy over systematic mammography screening.
Périodique
Patient education and counseling
Auteur(s)
Perrenoud C., Stiefel F., Bourquin C.
ISSN
1873-5134 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0738-3991
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
06/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
101
Numéro
6
Pages
1110-1115
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
The Swiss Medical Board (SMB) has recently revived the controversy over mammography screening by recommending to stop the introduction of new systematic mammography screening programs. This study aimed to examine the Swiss media coverage of the release of the SMB report.
The dataset consisted of 25 newspaper and "medical magazine" articles, and TV/radio interviews. The analytic approach was based on argumentation theory.
Authority and community arguments were the most frequent types of arguments. With respect to authority arguments, stakeholders for instance challenged or supported the expertise of the SMB by referring to the competence of external figures of authority. Community arguments were based on common values such as life (saved thanks to systematic mammography screening) and money (costs associated with unnecessary care induced by systematic mammography screening).
The efficiency of mammography screening which was the key issue of the debate appeared to be largely eluded, and the question of what women should do endures.
While interpersonal and interprofessional communication has become a major topic of interest in the medical community, it appears that media communication on mammography screening is still rather ineffective. We call in particular for a more fact-based discussion.
Mots-clé
Argumentation, Breast cancer, Controversy, Mammography screening, Media
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
11/01/2018 9:53
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 12:47
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