The practices of competing discourses revised
Contrasting perceptions of practices have been observed at a nursing home and research center, these produce discrepancies and problematic interaction patterns in for instance therapeutical situations. How may traits of contrasting practices be observed and studied in everyday interaction in the context of health communication? I will discuss 1) the order of competing discourses with examples drawn from a modern practice study at the nursing home which specialize in persons with aquired brain damage. Since some of the participants have severe brain damage I will discuss also 2) the methodological implications which arise when turning the spotlight to analytical term ”accomplishment” (Goodwin, 2003).
The data corpus includes video observations, interviews, an on-site conference and field notes as the main research documents. I shall discuss how a new analytical perspective which I have been working on alongside the project may be probed in an intervention study (The author, 2015). The goal is to study unique situations as they arise in order to engage in the ongoing discussions with the organizational stakeholders.
At a more general level my interests are to examine how ’sense-making’ may be approached as real persons experienced understandings’. Getting closer to the people communicating and their experienced understandings seem crucial when working with organizational intervention. May a new analytical perspective help distinguish the experienced communication as practiced by the participants from the analysts interpretations? (Fleming, 1995)
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The author, (2015). ---------. Sammenhænge i sundhedskommunikation. In: Frimann, S., Sørensen, M. & Wentzer, H. Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. Chapter 8 (in press).