The Me first communication model
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The Me first communication model

Kate Martin Director, Common Room Consulting, London, England
Louise Morton Dean of healthcare education, Health Education England, England
Joanna Reid Practice educator for non-medical education, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, England
Amy Feltham Expert by experience and project worker, Common Room Consulting, London, England
James William Reid Expert by experience and project worker, Common Room Consulting, London, England
Grace Jeremy Expert by experience and project worker, Common Room Consulting, London, England
Jessie McCulloch Senior lecturer, London South Bank University, England

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.e1064

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

Kate.martin@commonroom.uk.com

Conflict of interest

None declared

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