|1. Ask each participant to pair up
with another participant whom he or she does not know.
This may require individuals to move about the room, since most
people may have already sat next to someone they know.
If there is an odd number of people in the room, one of the
participants can pair up with you or another facilitator.
2. Ask each pair to collect the following information about
each other. They should take turns and write down any information
they need to remember:
- First and last name with correct spelling and pronunciation
- Place, city, and state where the person works
- Job responsibilities in addition to TB interviewing
- Biggest challenge in TB interviewing
- Greatest achievement in having worked with a TB patient
- Whom the person spends time with on a regular basis
- Where the person spends leisure or social time
3. Give each person about 5 minutes to ask all of the questions,
then ask them to switch roles.
4. After 10 minutes, announce that time is up. Ask people
to be prepared to share their “interview” experience.
5. Tell the class that this was their first interview experience
of the course. Ask each person to introduce their partner
to the group and provide whatever information they have collected,
even if they did not complete their interviews.
6. After all groups have completed their tasks, ask people
to share what challenges or barriers to communication they
felt occurred during this exercise. If barriers are
not easily shared, try these prompts and ask for examples
and confirmation that these may have existed:
- Time pressure
- Talking to a stranger
- Being given very little information prior to the activity
- Writing and collecting information at the same time
- Other people in the room
- Remembering all persons with whom one has frequent contact
Initiate a discussion of how such barriers may exist in the
TB interview setting. The last bullet, in particular,
can place the participant in the patient’s perspective.
This point, depending on what answers people provide, can
initiate discussion on the persons with whom, indeed, people
frequently spend time.