桅杆,Klockner &霍尔(2009)分析了权力影响非语言交流在一个病人的卫生保健提供者设置。这里的卫生保健提供者和病人之间的相互作用包括很多情感线索。亲密,镇静,形式和主导地位的一些非语言交流线索提供者和病人之间的关系,其中每一个影响他们的关系(桅杆,Klockner &大厅,2009)。提供者和病人关系的层次关系。提供者或医生,病人希望访问资源。临床医生或医生不会显示主导手势,因为他想控制设置。他天生就坐落在一个国家的权力,因为他是提供者的关系。病人寻求他的帮助,使他们在一个固有的无能为力的状态。
在这种背景下桅杆,Klockner &霍尔(2009)调查的一些非语言交流,或强大的支配地位的医生。他们研究了11个临床磋商,以确定主要临床医生表示自己是(桅杆,Klockner &大厅,2009)的一些方式支配或权力体现在他们看着,微笑或点头的时候听他们的病人。其他手势表示这使他们显得更加面向病人的担忧。事实上作者指出,有三种方法优势可以被认为医患关系的(桅杆,Klockner &大厅,2009)优势可以在病人集中,集中或情感为中心的沟通风格。所有三个疾病为中心的方法是显示最优势或医生的力量。这里的通信信号既不是围绕病人或他的情绪,而是在方面的疾病,临床医生是专家,进一步加剧他的占主导地位的国家。社会线索的方式,因此代表了一个人与另一个,甚至在非语言状态(Schwartz,Tesser &鲍威尔,1982)。
Mast, Klockner & Hall (2009) analyze the power impact on non-verbal communication in a health care provider patient setting. Here the interaction of the health care provider and the patient includes a lot of emotional cues. Intimacy, composure, formality and dominance are some of the non-verbal communication cues in the relationship between provider and patient and each one of them affect their relationship (Mast, Klockner & Hall, 2009). In the provider and patient relationship there is a hierarchical relationship. The provider or the physician has access to the resources that the patient wants. The clinician or physician will not display dominant gestures because he wants to dominate in the setting. He is inherently situated in a state of power as he is the provider in the relationship. The patient is seeking his help which puts them in an inherent state of powerlessness.
In this context Mast, Klockner & Hall (2009) investigated some of the non-verbal communication that came with the dominant or powerful position of the physician. They studied 11 clinical consultations to determine how dominant the clinician expressed himself to be (Mast, Klockner & Hall, 2009) Some of the ways dominancy or power manifested was in the way they looked at, smiled or nodded when listening to their patients. Other gestures were noted which made them appear more oriented to the patient concerns. In fact the authors note that there are three ways in which dominancy can be perceived in the patient-physician relationship (Mast, Klockner & Hall, 2009) The dominancy can be noted in either the patient centred, disease centred or the emotion centred style of communication. Of all three the disease centred approach was displayed the most dominancy or power of the physician. Here the communication cues are neither centred around the patient or his emotions, but rather on the topic-the disease, that the clinician is an expert in, which further intensifies his dominant state. Social cues are therefore represented in the ways that that a person interacts with another, even in a non-verbal state (Schwartz, Tesser, & Powell, 1982).