This article explores communication and decision-making with children and young people in healthcare. Children and young people report that healthcare professionals are good at explaining and helping them to understand what will happen to them, but that they do not feel involved in decision-making about their care or treatment. To improve communication with children and young people, they need to be involved in decision-making about their care and treatment.
In partnership with children, young people and healthcare professionals Common Room Consulting, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and Health Education England have co-produced a communication model, Me first, to support decision-making with children and young people in healthcare. This article introduces the Me first model and explores how it can be applied in clinical practice.
Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2019.e1064Peer review
This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated softwareCorrespondence
Martin K, Morton L, Reid J et al (2019) The Me first communication model. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2019.e1064
Published online: 04 March 2019
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