Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


30 January 2020 - 31 January 2020

CA and Healthcare Interactions

Presented By Marco Pino and Ruth Parry
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About this event

Conversation analysis (CA) is used increasingly in the scientific study of diverse health care and medical interactions, rangingfrom primary to secondary and tertiary care settings. CA has been used to examine numerous activities, from how patients introduce their problems to the ways in which medical decisions are negotiated and communicated. CA studies range from basic work on the fundamentals of human interaction, to applied research aimed at contributing to service improvement. 

What does this workshop cover? 

The workshop will provide an overview of the application of CA to healthcare interactions, including interactions between medical doctors, patients, and (on occasions) family members, and interactions with other healthcare professionals. The workshop will include in-depth information and practical work on CA’s methodology (including transcription and data analysis) and examination of some key findings of CA research in healthcare.  The workshop aims to enable learning and enhancement of participants’ skills in CA’s methods of analysis. 

How is the workshop structured?  

This 2-day workshop will run from 10am to 5pm on the first day and 9am-4pm on the second day. 

Short presentations by the facilitators (Marco Pino and Ruth Parry) will cover fundamental aspects of CA and its applications to the study of healthcare interactions. However, workshop time will largely be dedicated to practical sessions and small-group assignments focusing on original data (provided by the facilitators) in a range of healthcare settings. There will be a strong emphasis on hands-on experience of working with data alongside feedback from and discussion with facilitators. 

Who is the workshop for? 

The workshop is open to all postgraduates, post-docs, researchers and faculty. The number of participants will be restricted to 20 (in order to maximise opportunities for participation). A nominal charge will cover costs, including photocopies of training materials, refreshments and buffet lunches. For employed persons and PhD students with training budgets the charge is £120. For unwaged and PhD students without training budgets the charge is £60. 

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Do I need to have prior knowledge of conversation analysis?  

No. This workshop is open to participants who do not have prior knowledge of CA. 

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