Université de Fribourg

Passing-by 'Ca va?' checks in clinic corridors

González-Martínez, Esther ; Bangerter, Adrian ; Lê Van, Kim

In: Semiotica, 2017, vol. 215, p. 1-42

We have conducted a video-based field study on work interactions between staff members in the corridors of a hospital outpatient clinic in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. In this paper, we examine a specific mobile interactional configuration: passing-by interactions in which staff members get involved as they walk following close and parallel trajectories going in opposite...

Université de Neuchâtel

Hospital staff corridor conversations : work in passing

González-Martínez, Esther ; Bangerter, Adrian ; Lê Van, Kim ; Navarro, Cécile

In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2016, vol. 72, no. 3, p. 521-532

Aims: First, to document the prevalence of corridor occupations and conversations among the staff of a hospital clinic, and their main features. Second, to examine the activities accomplished through corridor conversations and their interactional organization. Background: Despite extensive research on mobility in hospital work, we still know fairly little about the prevalence...