Interactional practices of occupational health checkups: Comparison before and after training intervention
Regular health check-ups are a key tool in occupational health. Their goal is to prevent work-related diseases and symptoms and to promote workers’ health and work ability. To achieve this goal, the counseling skills of occupational health nurses are of great importance. This study is part of a project in which occupational health nurses were provided a short training intervention to increase their skills in counseling interaction. As a part of the project, three nurses video-recorded a total of 16 health checkups prior to and after the training intervention. Using conversation analysis, this paper investigates how plans related to health and the ability to work are discussed prior to and after the training intervention.