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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,, which is regularly updated with publications and other activities.

Published Jan. 18, 2016 9:42 AM - Last modified Feb. 27, 2018 10:11 AM


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