ERIC Number: ED349787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Samtaler i hvid kittel: En analyse af indlaeggelsessamtaler og deres institutionelle betingelser (Conversations in White Aprons: An Analysis of Hospitalization Conversations and Their Institutional Conditions). ROLIG Papir 47.
This report focuses on the communication that takes place between nurses and patients in a hospital setting. Nurses have for years been accused of talking at patients rather than talking to them. They have also been accused of using a language that patients do not know. The problem is partly a result of individual roles within the medical profession hierarchy and a specialized language. To discuss this problem, specific sections address the following: the nursing profession; communication in general; conversations in general; hospitalization conversations (between nurse and patient); and hospitals and patients. Four conversations between nurses and patients at Roskilde hospital in Denmark are analyzed, and to conclude, the results of the conversations are discussed. (VWL)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Hospitals, Language Research, Language Styles, Medical Services, Nurses, Patients
Roskilde University Center, P.O. Box 260, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Roskilde Univ. Center (Denmark).