Fragmentation and choreography: Caring for a patient and a chart during childbirth

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Abstract

CSCW has long been concerned with how work is coordinated. A rich body of literature examines the mechanisms underlying cooperative work and the articulation of discrete tasks into meaningful sequences of action. However, there is less treatment of how workers balance multiple streams of work at once. In hospitals, the introduction of Health Information Technologies coupled with increased requirements for documentation means that workers must simultaneously care for and integrate two work trajectories: that related to the patient and that related to the medical record. Using data from an ethnographic study of labor & delivery nurses in a mid-size hospital, I describe the situated, embodied, and effortful work of coordinating multiple streams of action into a single coherent performance of work, a process I refer to as choreography, and present a number of choreography practices. I then describe implications of this perspective for CSCW.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Pages887-896
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW'12 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Feb 11 2012Feb 15 2012

Other

OtherACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW'12
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period2/11/122/15/12

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Keywords

  • choreography.
  • coordination
  • documentation
  • hit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Pine, K. (2012). Fragmentation and choreography: Caring for a patient and a chart during childbirth. In CSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (pp. 887-896) https://doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145336

Fragmentation and choreography : Caring for a patient and a chart during childbirth. / Pine, Kathleen.

CSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 2012. p. 887-896.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pine, K 2012, Fragmentation and choreography: Caring for a patient and a chart during childbirth. in CSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. pp. 887-896, ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW'12, Seattle, WA, United States, 2/11/12. https://doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145336
Pine K. Fragmentation and choreography: Caring for a patient and a chart during childbirth. In CSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 2012. p. 887-896 https://doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145336
Pine, Kathleen. / Fragmentation and choreography : Caring for a patient and a chart during childbirth. CSCW'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 2012. pp. 887-896
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