Physician communication in the operating room.

  title={Physician communication in the operating room.},
  author={Kristin A. Kirschbaum and John P. Rask and Sally A Fortner and Robert R. Kulesher and Michael T. Nelson and Tony Yen and Michael C Brennan},
  journal={Health communication},
  volume={30 4},
In this study, communication research was conducted with multidisciplinary groups of operating-room physicians. Theoretical frameworks from intercultural communication and rhetoric were used to (a) measure latent cultural communication variables and (b) conduct communication training with the physicians. A six-step protocol guided the research with teams of physicians from different surgical specialties: anesthesiologists, general surgeons, and obstetrician-gynecologists (n = 85). Latent… CONTINUE READING
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