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May 28, 2018

Registration ends June 7 for workshop to teach application of video research method in medical practice

By Adam Harringa

Register now for Video Reflexive Ethnography course – June 28-30

Video reflexive ethnography (VRE) is an established, collaborative methodology that uses video to capture the complexities of health care and to identify – with participants – ways to improve the delivery of health care from the “bottom up.” Clinicians and researchers interested in learning more about this qualitative research method – and applying it to their work to address unmet patient needs – will have that opportunity at the Video Reflexive Ethnography in Health Care course June 28-30 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

The course is for clinicians and researchers completely new to the method, as well as those with some experience who want to increase their understanding. The course, offered as one- and three-day options, features an introduction to VRE, explains the theory of VRE and its practical application, and the three-day course finishes with a day-long practice session. Together with peers and leaders in the science, attendees will learn practical ways to implement VRE into their practice-improvement and health care delivery research program.

“Observing patients and care providers through the lens of a video camera can provide insights that help us bridge gaps in health care and the way people experience health care,” says Joan Griffin, Ph.D., the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Scientific Director for Care Experience at Mayo Clinic.

Judy Boughey, M.D., and a team of researchers used VRE to assess routine everyday practice within general breast surgery at Mayo Clinic.

“It provided us with a novel method to see our practice from different perspectives,” says Dr. Boughey. “Importantly it allowed us to step into each other’s shoes and have a greater understanding of the team interactions and also to observe our interactions as an outsider. It was a powerful learning experience to realize the strengths of our collaboration and reinforce the positive aspects of our practice.”

Find more information and register for the course by clicking here, and find an agenda here. For more information, contact Meghan French at The registration deadline is June 7.

The course is hosted by the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.

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