Forhandlet interaktiv observation: på feltarbejde i sundhedsvæsenet: doing fieldwork in hospital settings

Gitte Wind

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    In this paper I discuss the possibilities and limitations of the ethnographer
    participating in the different on-going activities and events in highly specialised
    healthcare systems. The concept of participant observation is based on a number
    of assumptions, particularly that the ethnographer will become one of ‘them’ to
    be able to follow the steps belonging to the accepted ethnographic research
    practice of doing fieldwork. The character of fieldwork in highly specialised
    healthcare systems does not fit well with this assumption. I suggest that we need
    to rethink the concept of participant observation and I propose negotiated
    interactive observation as a more appropriate way to describe ethnographic
    fieldwork in a setting such as the hospital or the clinic
    Bidragets oversatte titelForhandlet interaktiv observation: på feltarbejde i sundhedsvæsenet
    TidsskriftAnthropology & Medicine
    Udgave nummer2
    Sider (fra-til)79-89
    Antal sider10
    StatusUdgivet - 2008


    • feltarbejde
    • antropologi