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Type Training
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2020/01/06 - 2020/01/09
Link https://www.york.ac.uk/sociology/shortcourses/
Address University of York, UK
Geolocation 53° 56' 46", -1° 3' 6"
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  • Communication in Healthcare Interactions
  • 6-8 January 2020
  • Merran Toerien, Clare Jackson, Kat Connabeer, and Paul Drew

We are offering a short course in researching medical and healthcare interactions, hosted and organized by the Centre for Advanced Studies in Language and Communication at the University of York. The course is designed to beneNit those beginning or in the early stages of research into med- ical, clinical and healthcare interactions; it will also be relevant for healthcare professionals interested in communication. The programme will include lectures on a range of integrated topics, directed exercises, as well as practical hands-on sessions giving participants experience in analyzing data, using the perspective and methods of Conversation Analysis (CA). Practical sessions will therefore be focused on applying CA’s methodology, not only in the detailed analysis of particular medical/health care interactions but also in working on collections of significant patterns to be found in healthcare interactions, as well as discussion of the analytic challenges involved in coding of these patterns. The data used throughout will be real-life, authentic medical interactions – based on the considerable experience each of us has had working in a range of divers medical set- tings (these include primary care, oncology, neurology, seizure clinics, memory clinics, maternity units, medical helplines). Our research has focused on aspects of the effectiveness of communication, on patient-centred medicine and patient choice, the role of communication in diagnosis, etc. We will draw on our own datasets and research findings across the practical elements of this workshop.

Our aim is to assist participants in developing research skills, through enhancing their under- standing of CA’s methodology, and their ability to apply CA in their investigations of medical inter- actions. Prior experience of CA will be a real advantage, but is not a pre-requisite, for this work- shop. While it is not possible to learn CA from scratch in just three days, the workshop is intended to equip participants with practical analytic skills, which should be applicable to their own future work. We hope that the workshop will further inspire participants in their research.

The number of participants will be restricted to 20, in order to ensure that there is ample opportunity for all to participate in the practical sessions. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


The cost of the course is £380 for salaried researchers and faculty or £280 for postgraduate stu- dents. This includes course materials, a CertiNicate of Attendance, lunches, tea and coffee for the three days, and one dinner together on the evening before the final day. It does not include accommodation, which can be found on campus or in local hotels.

The University of York offers bed and breakfast accommodation on campus at reasonable rates. This can be booked online at https://yorkconferences.com/. Information about accommodations in York city centre, which is 15 minutes from campus, can be found at https://www.visityork.org/ sleep.

The course will commence at 10:00 on Monday 6 January and finish at approximately 16:00 on Wednesday 8 January. Details of the programme will be circulated at a later date.

The deadline for registration is the 23 December 2019. Because of the limitation on the number of participants, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; so early registration is advised. To register, go to https://www.york.ac.uk/language/research/centres/caslc/. For inquiries and further information, please contact Paul Drew (paul.drew@york.ac.uk).

Course tutors

Merran Toerien is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. She has expertise in the application of conversation analysis to communication in institutional settings, with a particular interest in patient choice. She has extensive experience of teaching CA at undergraduate and graduate levels, and has run workshops in South Africa, China, the Netherlands and the UK.

Clare Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. Her research covers both ba- sic CA – particularly practices for referring to persons – and applied CA – particularly feminist issues and healthcare. She is currently working on an NIHR funded project examining decisional practices between women, birth partners and practitioners in midwifery-led intrapartum care.

Kat Connabeer is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Birmingham City University. Her doctoral research focused on medical interactions in primary care consultations, with a par- ticular interest in how health professionals deliver lifestyle recommendations. She is currently involved in a project combining qualitative and quantitative research methods, to examine de- cision making in neonatal intensive care interactions.

Paul Drew, a Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, has considerable experience of teaching CA at introductory and advanced levels, both in conventional courses and through workshops, worldwide. His current research includes projects on recruitment of assist- ance (with Kobin Kendrick), self-correction and normativity, and on medical interactions in neonatology, and telephone delivery of therapy for anxiety and depression (with Annie Irvine).