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PhD Defence by Bettina Sletten Paasch

PhD Defence by Bettina Sletten Paasch

Bettina Sletten Paasch will defend her PhD thesis: Care and calls. A nexus and multimodal interaction analysis of mobile telephony in nurse-patient encounters


16.12.2016 kl. 09.00 - 12.00



PhD supervisor: Prof. Pirkko Raudaskoski,Aalborg University
Assistant PhD supervisor: Associate Prof. Anders Horsbøl, Aalborg University

PhD committee:

Professor with Specific Responsibilities Erik Elgaard Sørensen, Aalborg Universitet (chairman)
Professor Davide Nicolini, University of Warwick
Associate Professor Birte Asmuss, Aarhus Universitet

About the thesis:

This Ph.D. thesis focuses on key aspects of the use of mobile work phones in hospitals. In recent years, demands for efficiency improvements have been predominant in the Danish healthcare system; implementing mobile work phones has been one way of complying with this mandate. Sensitivity to and caring for the patient are core values in the nursing profession, and they are grounded in the relationship between nurse and patient. The aim of this thesis is to explore if and how nurses are able to enact care in patient interaction when a mobile work phone also enters the encounter.

Read more and download thesis

The defence is followed by a reception.
Everybody is welcome!



Department of Communication and Psychology


Aalborg University, Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg in room 4.105 (please note change of room)


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