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Patient reports as stories of clinical work: narrative and work in neuroradiology

Kay, S and Rooksby, J 2003, 'Patient reports as stories of clinical work: narrative and work in neuroradiology' , Methods of Information in Medicine, 42 (4) , pp. 445-450.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the connections between the radiology report and clinical work and considers the implications for computerisation. METHOD: A story representation is described that allows consideration of the radiology report as an active unit of narrative rather than a passive collection of data. This paper draws upon the results of a qualitative study of a neuroradiology department. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Radiology reports recount a patient condition but also represent and influence clinical work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Narrative, story, radiology report, clinical work process
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Methods of Information in Medicine
Publisher: Schattauer
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00261270
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2007 16:29
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/109

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