Developing an information leaflet for children having planned procedures in hospital
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Developing an information leaflet for children having planned procedures in hospital

Lucy Bray Reader in children, young people and families, Evidence-based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, and Children’s Nursing Research Unit, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool
Stephanie Sinha Clinical nurse specialist for pain management, Jackson Rees Department of Anaesthesia, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool

We have developed an information leaflet with advice on how to support children before, during and after a planned clinical procedure, using ideas from consultations with parents and professionals. Children worry about these procedures and children who are prepared and supported through procedures have better experiences. The project developing the leaflet had five phases: a scoping review of existing information, a parent consultation group, readability and parent feedback, professional input and feedback, and a final review by the patient information officer. In total, we consulted with 50 parents and 134 professionals during this project. We report on how the consultation process used group work and structured feedback to influence the content and format of the leaflet.

Nursing Children and Young People. 29, 1, 30-34. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2017.e787


Peer review

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

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 22 January 2016

Accepted: 21 July 2016

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