We are a research team studying audio recordings of consultations between doctors and nurses and patients with long-term conditions who smoke. Our aim is to understand how healthcare professionals usually ask and advise patients about smoking and the different ways patients respond to the advice given, and whether this can be improved.
We are looking for people who currently smoke or have recently quit and have a long-term condition such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression or chronic kidney disease. We would especially like to hear from people who are interested in the impact of communication in healthcare. You will need to have access to a computer and be able to participate in video calls using applications such as Skype or Zoom.
We are looking for five members of the public to advise and contribute in the following ways:
• Attend an introduction to ‘conversation analysis’ – a method for analysing communication in healthcare using transcripts and audio recordings of real consultations;
• Participate in two advisory group discussions to give a patient’s perspective and assist in the interpretation of the results;
• Help us decide which of our results should be incorporated into training for healthcare professionals and how we can best share our findings with the wider public;
• Join the wider research team for quarterly meetings to discuss the study as it progresses (optional).
Expenses for time (£20 per hour) and travel from the Thames Valley area will be met.
Please respond by Thursday 30th April if you are interested in being involved.
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
Rachna Begh, email: firstname.lastname@example.org