The Pictor Technique: Exploring Collaborative Working in Nursing

Nigel King, Joanna Brooks, Alison Bravington

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Pictor is a graphical visual technique with its origins in personal construct psychology and phenomenology. It was developed to explore experiences of collaborative working in health and social care contexts, but may be used in any setting where people with different backgrounds or perspectives need to interact around a specific task or goal. In this case study, we outline the principles behind the method and describe how it is used to collect data, and how such data may be analysed. We present a case example from a recent study of collaborative working amongst nurses and other professionals in relation to the care of people with cancer and long-term conditions. We conclude by reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the technique
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAGE Research Methods Cases
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN (Electronic)9781473951556
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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