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

Rooksby, J. R. N. and Kay, S. (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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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.

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Methods of Information in Medicine
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This paper discusses the authoring and use of neuroradiology reports. It demonstrates the connection between the reports and working practices and argues that the reports cannot be directly replaced by mark-up on digital images. The research involved an ethnographic study of the work practices in the neuroradiology department of a UK NHS Trust, and the narrative analysis of a corpus of neuroradiology reports from that Trust. This paper reports aspects from John Rooksby's PhD research. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Computer Science and Informatics
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