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Gaps and overlaps in cancer multidisciplinary team communication: analysis of speech

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Title: Gaps and overlaps in cancer multidisciplinary team communication: analysis of speech
Authors: Soukup, T
Murtagh, GM
Lamb, BW
Bali, A
Gandamihardja, T
Darzi, A
Green, JSA
Sevdalis, N
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Guided by the principles of conversation analysis, we examined the communication practices used to negotiate levels of participation in cancer multidisciplinary team meetings and their implications for patient safety. Three cancer teams participated. Thirty-six weekly meetings were video recorded, encompassing 822 case reviews. A cross-section was transcribed using Jefferson notation. We found a low frequency of gaps between speakers (3%), high frequency of overlaps (24%), and no-gaps-no-overlaps (73%), suggesting fast turn transitions. Securing a turn to speak is challenging due to a systematic reduction in turn-taking opportunities. We contribute to group research with the development of a microlevel methodology for studying multidisciplinary teams.
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2021
Date of Acceptance: 1-Sep-2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/82878
DOI: 10.1177/1046496420948498
ISSN: 1046-4964
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Start Page: 189
End Page: 219
Journal / Book Title: Small Group Research
Volume: 52
Issue: 2
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s) 2020. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Sponsor/Funder: National Institute of Health Research
Keywords: Social Sciences
Psychology, Applied
Psychology, Social
Business & Economics
multidisciplinary team
team meetings
Business & Management
1503 Business and Management
1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Sciences
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2020-09-13
Appears in Collections:Department of Surgery and Cancer
Faculty of Medicine
Institute of Global Health Innovation

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