Transitions in Nurse-Patient Interactions: A Qualitative Ethology

  title={Transitions in Nurse-Patient Interactions: A Qualitative Ethology},
  author={Joan L. Bottorff and Colleen Varcoe},
The combination of videotapes and qualitative ethological methods offers researchers investigating the interactions between health care providers and patients the opportunity to gain rich, complex understandings of the interaction dynamics that lead to enhanced health care outcomes. Verbal and nonverbal behaviors of patients and nurses were analyzed using videotapes of caregiving. Using techniques of qualitative ethology, the purpose of this study was to examine and describe patterns of… CONTINUE READING