Techniques to use when consulting families about child health services
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Techniques to use when consulting families about child health services

Bob Price Director of postgraduate awards in advancing healthcare practice, Faculty of health and social care, the Open University, Milton Keynes

Government policy proposed by Lord Darzi (2009) and others has highlighted the importance of consultation with patients and carers. NHS foundation trusts have a duty to consult local populations of patients, and these include children and their parents. In this article suggestions are made about how such consultation can be demonstrated by children’s nurses. It outlines three techniques that nurses can use: patient stories, cafe scientifique and spotlight sessions.

Nursing Children and Young People. 22, 5,26-33. doi: 10.7748/paed2010.06.22.5.26.c7784