Hospital Communications project publication

A new paper has been published in the BMJ Peadiatrics about our work to develop and test the feasibility of a training resource for hospital ward staff  to improve communication with disabled children when inpatients.

Hospital admissions in children with neurodisability are common and it is therefore crucial that communication between staff and families is clear. Communication is particularly an issue for children with a learning disability or those who find social interaction difficult.

The training intervention was initially parent-inspired, and the PenCRU team worked alongside local peadiatricians on this project. Members of our Family Faculty have been involved at all stages, with three parents featuring in the training video produced.

You can access and read the full paper for free online: Improving communication between staff and disabled children in hospital wards:testing the feasibility of a training intervention developed through intervention mapping

To find out more about this project please see the main Hospital Communications project page







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