Journal article

Challenges and opportunities of undertaking a video ethnographic study to understand medication communication

Wei Liu, Marie Gerdtz, Elizabeth Manias

Journal of Clinical Nursing | WILEY | Published : 2015


AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the challenges and opportunities of undertaking a video ethnographic study on medication communication among nurses, doctors, pharmacists and patients. BACKGROUND: Video ethnography has proved to be a dynamic and useful method to explore clinical communication activities. This approach involves filming actual behaviours and activities of clinicians to develop new knowledge and to stimulate reflections of clinicians on their behaviours and activities. However, there is limited information about the complex negotiations required to use video ethnography in actual clinical practice. DESIGN: Discursive paper. METHOD: A video ethnographic approach was used to gain ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant [grant number DP0879002]. The authors are grateful of the staff members and patients who volunteered their time to participate in this study. Our special thanks to the hospital administrators and nurse unit managers in the two research wards, who welcomed the research opportunity and shared their insights with us. The authors are also thankful to the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments to strengthen this paper.