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Knowledge Translation in Health Care as a Multimodal Interactional Accomplishment

  • Malene Kjær

    Malene Kjær has a master’s degree from Aalborg University. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. thesis at the department for communication at Aalborg University, in the field of multimodal interaction in health care learning environments.

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From the journal Multimodal Communication

Abstract

In the theory of health care, knowledge translation is regarded as a crucial phenomenon that makes the whole health care system work in a desired manner. The present paper studies knowledge translation from the student nurses’ perspective through a close analysis of the part of their education where they are in clinical practice. The analysis is made possible through video recordings of how student nurses translate their theoretical knowledge into professional situational conduct in everyday interactional accomplishments among supervisors and patients. The analysis shows how some knowledge gets translated through the use of rich multimodal embodied interactions, whereas the more abstract aspects of knowledge remain untranslated. Overall, the study contributes to the understanding of knowledge translation as a multimodal, locally situated accomplishment.

About the author

Malene Kjær

Malene Kjær has a master’s degree from Aalborg University. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. thesis at the department for communication at Aalborg University, in the field of multimodal interaction in health care learning environments.

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Published Online: 2014-11-7
Published in Print: 2014-11-1

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