Thanks for the introduction @Growernick
Hi all, thank you for the welcome to this fabulous network. I am an Australian, based in Portugal and my work in group dynamics is global. I am currently undertaking PhD research and I am seeking a conversation with people interested in investing in the study below. Please be in touch and I can set up a call to discuss.
Multiple social identities and group norms: The impact on the recommendation of Cannabis to patients by healthcare groups
The overall aim of this project is to gain an understanding of the impact of the dynamics through group norms on behavior related to recommending Cannabis to patients by healthcare groups. The question being asked is: Why do healthcare workers such as Doctors, Specialists and Pharmacists offer Cannabis to patients or not? Formally or informally?
This project is unique as there is very little research available that provides insights into what influences/drives medical practitioners collectively.
The plan is to run a multiple country study across Europe, USA (multiple states) and Australia. Setting up focus groups that explore how the group norms of healthcare groups that result in various social identities and how these influence behaviors related to recommending Cannabis.
One of the envisioned outcomes of this research will be strategies to work with healthcare practitioners based on primary market research.