Clinical Communication, Ahus
Ahus has since 2006 conducted research on clinical communication.
About the group
The research emphasizes on
- effects of communication skills training
- detail studies of clinical decisions and the processes around them
- detail studies of verbal and non-verbal communication
- challenges in connection with lack of a common language in communication
Currently the studies have been focused on doctor-patient communication.
In the period 2008-2014 the group has published 25 scientific papers, one guide (In Norwegian) to medical communication for students and doctors, and a number of book chapters.
The group has broad international collaboration, mainly with researchers in the US, Germany, and Denmark. With funding from Helse Sør-Øst and in collaboration with professor Arnstein Finset (Dept. for Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, University of Oslo) we have built a Scandinavian research network. This network is called Oslo Communication in Healthcare Education and Research group (OCHER), with its own website, www.ocher.no, which is regularly updated with publications and other activities.