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Tag: communication

Hospital passports contain information that can make a real, tangible difference to clinical assessments and disease management, including the things that HCPs often don’t know they should ask, and that patients and families may forget to offer.
What do you do if you don't speak the langauge?
Can you do my on-call shift tomorrow? er...er...er
A small bit of knowledge about Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) can make a huge difference in how an emergency situation evolves. If you have no knowledge of ASC you will approach this scenario as an ordinary call and walk into chaos.
Terminology is important, not only for making sure we understand a child's diagnosis properly, but also for providing the best possible care. Getting it right can also help gain the trust of parents and carers who will often know far more about appropriate language use than we clinicians.
Mothership by Francesca Segal is a true story of a mother's experience of the neonatal unit. Read our review and why we recommend this book.
Communication is vital to all that we do as clinicians – from the first contact with a patient, through history taking and examination, to initiating treatment and explaining procedures, so we have to do our very best at getting it right. This is perhaps even more important, and more difficult, in the pre-hospital field, where stress levels are high, environments can be unpredictable and time is short.
It is some paediatrician's worst nightmare - looking after an adult!
The 21st of March is World Down Syndrome Day. @Lizjl78 and Amy are here to share their lessons
It's time to really think about what we say and how we say it reminds @LizStokoe from #DFTB19