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Projects

Projects

The projects developed by HR Lab can be divided mainly into two areas: Core Research and Applications.

Core Research includes the study of argumentative practices in clinical settings; the identification and description of dialogue moves in relation to different communicative aims; the identification and description of relevant dialogic strategies in relation to different clinical settings and clinical goals.


     > Dialogues in clinical settings

Applications includes different ways in which results from the core research can be translated to the professional or public contexts.


     > Implementation of research in the clinical practice

     > Telehealth / Artificial Intelligence
     > Dissemination
     > Healthcare professionals training

Core Research

> Dialogues in clinical settings

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Linguistic indicators of engagement

ongoing collaborations

Is it possible to identify discursive practices that favor patient engagement? Is it possible to point out linguistic indicators of...

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Linguistic indicators of resilience

ongoing collaborations

Is it possible to identify linguistic indicators of resilience in discourse produced by professionals working in high risk situations...

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The boundaries of hope

ongoing collaborations

What is hope in end-of-life situations? Can hope be fostered by the application of early palliative care therapies?...

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Metaphors for diabetes

ongoing collaborations

We know that metaphors are commonly used in scientific discourse, often in spite of speakers’ awareness of using them...

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Encounters in ART

ongoing collaborations

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) consists in a series of procedures which can help couples conceive in spite of fertility issues...

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Argumentative practices in different clinical contexts

topics

How much does argumentative competence count in clinical encounters? Is persuasion...

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MeDa/MeDa-RIAS

topics

The complex structure of real life dialogues somehow escapes a top-down description based only on a description of the global communicative intention...

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Doctor-Patient Communication Project

- funded projects -

This project has run from 2012 to 2014 and yielded the creation of the diabetes corpus on which the Healthy Reasoning project was built...

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Healthy Reasoning Project

- funded projects -

The HR Project was funded by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research and based at Catholic University in Milan...

Applications

> Implementation of research in the clinical practice

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pEACH Network

ongoing collaborations

Sarah Bigi is a member of the pEACH committee, within EACH-International Association for Communication in Healthcare...

> Telehealth / Artificial Intelligence

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Active Ageing app

- funded projects -

Between 2015 and 2017, we had the opportunity to develop and test a web application to support diabetes patients’ self-management abilities...

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A new agenda for healthcare

topics

We are conscious that the Covid-19 pandemic will permanently affect the way we understand telehealth. Communication skills will be...

> Dissemination

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Communicating the pandemic

ongoing collaborations

The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred a variety of studies worldwide on the language used to translate scientific topics, along with risks...

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COST Action APPLY

ongoing collaborations

The HRLab contributes to WG3 within the COST Action “APPLY - The European network for Argumentation and Public Policy analysis”, aimed at improving...