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Observing Communication in 'high risk' ante-natal consultations: developing a model of shared understanding (2016-2020 )

Investigators


Abstract

This study focuses on communication in obstetric care interactions where there is deemed to be a high risk to either mother, baby or both. Video-recordings of a sample of actual consultations are being analysed in close detail to describe the interactional processes unique to these ante-natal encounters. These empirical observations will be compared with the perceptions expressed by each participant in post-consultation interviews. The overall aim is to explore which factors make a ‘high risk’ consultation more or less satisfactory or challenging from the perspectives of the patients and clinicians.

Funding

University of Otago Research Fund

Publications

Hilder, J., Stubbe, M., Macdonald, L., Abels, P., & Dowell, A. C. (2020). Communication in high risk ante-natal consultations: A direct observational study of interactions between patients and obstetricians. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 20, 493. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03015-6

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