Hospital Communications Paper Published

Kath Wilkinson has had her research paper on Hospital Communications with disabled children published.

 

‌Abstract

Parents of disabled children report poorer inpatient experiences when they stay in hospital, and some staff report finding communicating with disabled children challenging. This study tested the feasibility of implementing a training package for staff on paediatric wards to improve communication with disabled children, especially those with communication difficulties, and their families. The package was developed with parent carers and clinicians, and comprises a manual, a video of parent carers talking about real experiences, discussion points and local resources. The 50-minutes training is intended for in-house delivery by local facilitators.

Wilkinson, KGumm, RHambly, HLogan, SMorris, CImplementation of training to improve communication with disabled children on the ward: A feasibility studyHealth Expect2021001– 10.

Implementation of training to improve communication with disabled children on the ward: a feasibility study. - PenARC (nihr.ac.uk)

Read more about the project here

Kath Wilkinson

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