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Book: Pills, Life, Agency

Chapter: Building a Description of HIV Treatment Decision-Making as Social Context

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.33958


Chapter 5 pursues the analysis of agency at the level of context, as one of the contextual parameters which characterise HIV treatment decision-making as a specific institutional, medical context. The context is also described more generally in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) terms (Halliday 1978, Halliday and Hasan 1985, Hasan 2014; Butt 2004), drawing on the constructs of Field, Tenor and Mode, suggesting that definitions of shared decision-making must be responsive to its variable realizations.

Chapter Contributors

  • Alison Moore ( - amoore) 'University of Wollongong'