Action request episodes in trauma team interactions in Japan and the UK - A multimodal analysis of joint actions in medical simulation


Grounding is a fundamental human practice for cooperation and collaboration in a joint activity, when more than two people interact. Emergency care is one such interactive situation, and whether a trauma team can efficiently establish and increment their common ground at an appropriate timing during the complex and fluid activity of emergency medical treatment is key to maximise collective competence to best perform as a trauma team. This article investigates recurrent patterns in the grounding process between the trauma team leader and the members, comparing the practices between Japan and the UK, using an eye-tracking device. The embodied practice of grounding was multimodally described, applying both quantitative multimodal corpus analytic and qualitative interactional linguistic approaches. The analysis has shown that five grounding episodes reoccurred, most of which were more ego-centric and one of them ba-centric interactions, drawing on intersubjectivity and the theory of ba in Western and Eastern philosophy respectively.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Health and Society
Additional Information: © 2022, Elsevier B.V. This accepted manuscript version is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License Funding Information: This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 17KT0062 .
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multimodal analysis,Emergency care simulation,Common ground,Request,Eye tracking
Publication ISSN: 0378-2166
Last Modified: 27 May 2024 07:38
Date Deposited: 23 May 2022 17:24
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2022-06-01
Published Online Date: 2022-05-13
Accepted Date: 2022-04-14
Authors: Tsuchiya, Keiko
Coffey, Frank
Nakamura, Kyota
Mackenzie, Andrew
Atkins, Sarah (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3481-5681)
Chalupnik, Malgorzata
Whitfield,, Alison
Sakai, Takuma
Timmons, Stephen
Abe, Takeru
Saitoh, Takeshi
Taneichi, Akira
Vernon, Mike
Crundall, David
Fuyuno, Miharu

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