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Discourses of collaborative medical work PER MÅSEIDE Abstract This article looks at the hospital as an expert system organized to promote distributed processes of collaborative medical problem solving. It is com- posed by subsystems and the collaborative processes resemble processes of socially distributed cognition. Terms like ‘medical discourse’ or ‘institu- tional interaction’ have been used to describe verbal activities in collabo- rative medical practice. But the definitions of these terms give a limited understanding of collaborative medicine. Observations

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process of social interaction, and the nature of situated face-to-face collaboration between medical professionals. There are few specified or formal principles for regu- lation and control of inter-professional collaboration in medical problem solving (Freidson 1975; Cicourel 1990). Hence, physicians in hospitals have to solve or deal with medical problems, while they at the same time are constantly involved in on-line management of problems of the moral order, such as the relational tensions that arise during the processes of collaborative medical work. 2

knowledge’ versus ‘actual things’ A diagnosis is not a disease; it is a form of knowledge. The distinction between a diagnosis as the name of a certain medical condition and the actual bodily condi- tion may be similar to the distinction Knorr Cetina (2001) makes between ‘epistemic objects’ and ‘actual nature’. A diagnosis refers to the disease as ‘actual na- ture’, but the diagnostic category represents an episte- mic object or ‘an object of knowledge’. The distinction between these two levels of reality is often blurred in collaborative medical work. The same kind of