Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


6 February 2019

Rebecca O'Brien & Alison Pilnick - Keeping healthcare conversations on track when the patient has dementia

Presented By DARG
  • 13:00-14:30
  • B1.14 Brockington Building

About this event

The data for this session were collected for the NIHR funded VOICE study (HS&DR 13-114-93) which developed and tested a communication skills training intervention for healthcare professionals caring for people with dementia in the acute hospital setting, based on conversation analytic study. The VOICE study collected 360 minutes of video recordings of doctors, nurses and therapists during healthcare interactions with patients with dementia on hospital wards. Patient participants were selected for having particular communication difficulties arising from their dementia.
Further analysis is now being carried out on the data to expand our understanding of the enactment of person-centred dementia care, with a view to expanding the training we can offer to healthcare professionals. In presenting some of this data to DARG, we are interested in your views on how healthcare professionals keep healthcare conversations on track when the talk of the person with dementia is hard to interpret.

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