Institutional ethnography (IE) is a method of social research that looks at the ways people interact in the context of social institutions. People who work in the health professions, regardless of specialty,
are interested in the everyday lives and health work undertaken by themselves, their colleagues, and that of their patients, not to mention how illness plays out in people’s lives.
In this podcast, we speak to Prof. Gerry Gormley, Dr. Gráinne Kearney, and Dr. Michael K. Corman about how institutional ethnography can help inform medical education. We also learn about how we can create a sociology of discovery.