Table 3: Example of one narrating and exploring event in one Family Health Conversation.


NarratingCA: Is there something that you would like to bring up in the conversation today?
Primary narrator: Yes, people invite you to their homes and you wish to go
Conversational leader A: mm
Primary narrator: and you think that you have to be there in time, but this illness…
Conversational leader B: mm
PN: you can start in the morning and make plans for the rest of the day and at evening, you have done nothing
CB: mm
PN: you are not able to finish it
SN: it’s terribly hard for example, if I start to remind you at eleven o’clock that we are supposed to be ready at three
CA: mm
SN: we will not make it to three anyhow
CA: no
PN: you can, you think, today I will do that and that
SN: then she finds out other things to do instead of focusing on what needs to be done. So I say, only do what you should and nothing else. And it doesn’t work

ExploringCB: has it always been like this?
PN: no
CB: is it something that has appeared now?
PN: yes, before, I managed to do everything
CB: yes, but you have always had many things going on simultaneously?
PN: yes of course, I used to have many things going on simultaneously but suddenly... Now days, when I wish to do something then, I just do it. But I don’t get more than halfway and it looks like a total mess but you are supposed to be on your way somewhere. And you got so tired just thinking about it. You become exhausted, thinking about your failures all the time
CA: yes, do you demand too much of yourself?
PN: yes… I don’t know
CA: that you should be able to do as many things as before?
PN: yes I think so, you can’t but you do that…you can’t but I do
SN: yes and that becomes distressing. And she has, at times…sometimes she is blocked, she can’t move, and sometimes she becomes hyperactive with tremor and twitching
PN: yes, maybe I should, just as you say, accept everything

CA/B: conversational leader A/B; PN: primary narrator; SN: secondary narrator.