Objects, contradictions and collaboration in medical cognition: an activity-theoretical perspective

@article{Engestrm1995ObjectsCA,
  title={Objects, contradictions and collaboration in medical cognition: an activity-theoretical perspective},
  author={Yrj{\"o} Engestr{\"o}m},
  journal={Artificial intelligence in medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={
          395-412
        }
}
Activity theory suggests three principles for contextual analysis of clinical cognition: orientation to objects in cognition, role of contradictions in cognition, and the importance of collaboration in cognition. Focusing on the objects of cognition calls attention to differences across medical work settings. There is an interconnection between the type of the object encountered, the physician's generalized conception of the object, and the physician's choice of linearization or lateralization… CONTINUE READING
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