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Communicating with nurses: The experiences of 10 adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs

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Balandin, S and Hemsley, B and Sigafoos, J and Green, VA, Communicating with nurses: The experiences of 10 adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs, Applied Nursing Research, 20, (2) pp. 56-62. ISSN 0897-1897 (2007) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2006.03.001

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of patients with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs (CCN) in hospital. Ten adults with cerebral palsy and CCN participated in semistructured interviews about their recent hospital experiences. Along with identifying barriers to successful communication, the participants suggested strategies to improve the hospital communication experience. The findings are discussed in relation to (1) preparing adults with cerebral palsy and CCN for communication in hospital communication and (2) training and supporting nurses in effectively communicating with these patients.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Special Education and Disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Special Needs Education
Author:Sigafoos, J (Professor Jeffrey Sigafoos)
Author:Green, VA (Dr Vanessa Green)
ID Code:44202
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:37
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2012-11-06
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