About the article
Marlee M Spafford
Marlee M. Spaord is an Optometrist, an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a core member of the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research. Her research program investigates aspects of healthcare professional education, communication, socialization, and equity.
Catherine F Schryer
Catherine F. Schryer is a rhetorician, an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo Department of English, Language and Literature and a core member of the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research. Her research interests involve investigating genres or text types in specific social contexts, combing textual analysis with qualitative data-gathering techniques.
Lorelei Lingard is a rhetorician, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, and an educational scientist in the University of Toronto's Wilson Centre for Research in Education. Her research program explores team communication patterns as they impact on novice socialization and patient safety.
Patricia K Hrynchak
Patricia K. Hrynchak is an Optometrist, a Lecturer at the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Her research interests include healthcare professional communication and clinical competence evaluation.
Published Online: 2006-06-19
Published in Print: 2006-05-01