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Video analysis of bodily conduct in teamwork within the operating theatre

Video analysis of bodily conduct in teamwork within the operating theatre

Weldon, Sharon-Marie ORCID: 0000-0001-5487-5265, Korkoiakangas, Terhi, Bezemer, Jeff, Kneebone, Roger, Kress, Gunther and Nicholson, Kathryn (2012) Video analysis of bodily conduct in teamwork within the operating theatre. In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods. SAGE, pp. 895-896. ISSN 1609-4069 (Online)

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Communication between staff is of crucial importance within an operating theatre. Interest in this area is increasing, however only a small number of studies have video recorded teamwork in operating theatres. This paper adopts an observational approach, drawing on multimodal analysis to analyse the second-by-second unfolding of interactions between operating theatre staff. Audio and video recordings were used to capture events as they occurred, thus allowing an empirical analysis of verbal and nonverbal communication in situ. The paper focuses on how theatre staff display their presence or absence during a procedure through their bodily conduct and how this can impact on the seamless passing of instruments. The analysis demonstrates the potential utility of using video and audio recordings to capture concrete instances of teamwork that are often overlooked. The paper discusses how video based research has practical importance in the areas of training and education, simulation, culture and organisational change and enhancing reflective practice.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: International Journal of Qualitative Methods
Additional Information: Abstracts, poster presentation. 18th Qualitative Health Research Conference, Montreal, Canada.
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication, video analysis, teamwork, operating room, operating theatre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Health Sciences (HEA)
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