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Does he have sugar in his tea? Communication between people with learning disabilities, their carers and hospital staff

Does he have sugar in his tea? Communication between people with learning disabilities, their... Purpose – This study seeks to evaluate a Hospital Passport tool designed to provide information and improve communication between people with learning disabilities and hospital staff. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is a qualitative study, which explores people's experiences of good and bad communication in hospital and their experiences of how a Hospital Passport impacts on that process of communication. Findings – The paper finds that a Hospital Passport can act as a useful multi‐agency resource to improve communication and continuity of care for people with learning disabilities. Originality/value – The study leads to insights and suggestions for health and social care professionals and organisations as to how communication can be improved to benefit vulnerable groups in hospital. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tizard Learning Disability Review Emerald Publishing

Does he have sugar in his tea? Communication between people with learning disabilities, their carers and hospital staff

Tizard Learning Disability Review , Volume 17 (2): 7 – Apr 6, 2012

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1359-5474
DOI
10.1108/13595471211218712
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Abstract

Purpose – This study seeks to evaluate a Hospital Passport tool designed to provide information and improve communication between people with learning disabilities and hospital staff. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is a qualitative study, which explores people's experiences of good and bad communication in hospital and their experiences of how a Hospital Passport impacts on that process of communication. Findings – The paper finds that a Hospital Passport can act as a useful multi‐agency resource to improve communication and continuity of care for people with learning disabilities. Originality/value – The study leads to insights and suggestions for health and social care professionals and organisations as to how communication can be improved to benefit vulnerable groups in hospital.

Journal

Tizard Learning Disability ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 6, 2012

Keywords: Hospital passports; Hospital care; Learning disabilities; Improving communication; Carers

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