Linguistic analysis of verbal and non-verbal communication in the operating room

Alison Moore, David Butt, Jodie Ellis-Clarke, John Cartmill*

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    Abstract

    Surgery can be a triumph of co-operation, the procedure evolving as a result of joint action between multiple participants. The communication that mediates the joint action of surgery is conveyed by verbal but particularly by non-verbal signals. Competing priorities superimposed by surgical learning must also be negotiated within this context and this paper draws on techniques of systemic functional linguistics to observe and analyse the flow of information during such a phase of surgery.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)925-929
    Number of pages5
    JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
    Volume80
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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