Problem Presentation of Injury During Triage in Emergency Care

Seung-Hee Lee, Chan Woong Kim

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Abstract

Research on medical consultation has primarily dealt with illness. In this article, we focus on traumatic injury such as limb breaks, skin lacerations, and so on. Using data from video recordings of triage interactions between providers and patients at an emergency department in Korea, this article examines patients’ problem presentations concerning injury in particular. First, patients may physically show their injury and its visible manifestation, at the same time verbally referring to the location of injury or describing the problem. Alternatively, patients may describe causes of injury, relying on verbal resources alone. Finally, patients may elaborate on their current symptoms with causes of injury. The findings suggest that patients’ problem presentation and nurses’ understanding can be shaped by the visible nature of injury. Data in Korean with English translation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-83
Number of pages21
JournalResearch on Language and Social Interaction
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 2

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Video recording
Triage
Emergency Medical Services
Skin
Wounds and Injuries
cause
video recording
Korea
nurse
illness
Video Recording
interaction
Lacerations
resources
Biomedical Research
Hospital Emergency Service
Referral and Consultation
Extremities
Nurses

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language

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