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Knowledge translation, professional communication and learning in the context of chronic illness.

Conference contribution
Authors Åsa Mäkitalo
Mona Lundin
Published in Symposia presentation on Researching professional learning in changing epistemic environments. 17th Biennal EARLI Conference, August 29 – September 2, Tampere, Finland.
Publication year 2017
Published at The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction, and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society (LinCS)
Department of Education, Communication and Learning
Language en
Keywords professional-patient interaction; epistemic orientation; hypertension consultation; mobile phone based system; person centred care
Subject categories Learning, Human Aspects of ICT, Pedagogy, Health Sciences


Abstract The epistemic work among professionals in the health sector is under transformation. Chronic diseases constitute a primary challenge for the sector and treatment of these call for technologies that can support a new relation with patients based on self-treatment and patient-generated data. In this study the aim was to analyse the implications of such self-treatment for professional epistemic work in hypertension care consultations. The data consists of 10 video-recorded consultations with professionals and patients after 8 weeks of self-treatment and reports through a mobile phone based system. Based on sociocultural and dialogical traditions the analysis focused on the in situ interaction with a focus on what epistemic orientations that emerged in the consultations as the data was visually displayed through graphs on the screen. Three orientations are reported: The system as a knowledge object, the system as a coordination device and the system as support in mediating professional and patient perspectives.

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