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Video and qualitative research: analysing medical practice and interaction
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2007 (English)In: Medical education, ISSN 1365-2929, Vol. 41, no 1, 109-116 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There has been a longstanding recognition that video provides an important resource within medical education particularly, perhaps, for training in primary health care. As a resource for research, and more specifically within qualitative social science studies of medical practice, video has proved less pervasive despite its obvious advantages. In this paper, we sketch an approach for using video to inform the analysis of medical practice and the ways in which health care is accomplished through social interaction and collaboration. Drawing on our own research we discuss two brief examples; one the use of computing technology in primary health care and secondly informal instruction during surgical operations. The examples illustrate the multimodal character of medical work, how activities are accomplished through the interplay of talk, the visual and the use of material artefacts. They also illustrate the ways in which video provides access to the complex forms of social interaction and collaboration that underpin health care. We reflect upon the research opportunities afforded by video and the ways in which video based studies of interaction can contribute to the practice and practicalities of medicine.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blackwell Publishing , 2007. Vol. 41, no 1, 109-116 p.
Keyword [en]
video recording, clinical medicine, surgery, decision-making, primary health care, education, medical
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Pedagogy Human Aspects of ICT Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-9022Local ID: diva2:836798
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-08-16 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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