OCHER, Norway

In order to achieve the ultimate goal of ‘creating more insight in how doctors and patients talk together and improve the teaching of doctors’, researchers of the Oslo Communication in Healthcare Education and Research group (OCHER) conducted several research projects. For example, they formed a Doctor-Patient Corpus and conducted research about person-centered communication with older persons in need of healthcare. They developed a research based education platform in which they addressed how to promote patient recall of information from medical consultations, and more. The researchers chose to use Noldus’ tools (specifically Media Recorder) for recording the medical consultations. They hope to reach the point where several research groups in Scandinavia will utilize and grow from their work.