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Communicating with nurses: The experiences of 10 adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs

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Balandin, S and Hemsley, B and Sigafoos, J and Green, VA (2007) Communicating with nurses: The experiences of 10 adults with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs. Applied Nursing Research, 20 (1). pp. 56-62. ISSN 0897-1897

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of patients with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs (CCN) in hospital. Ten adults with cerebral palsy and CCN participated in semistructured interviews about their recent hospital experiences. Along with identifying barriers to successful communication, the participants suggested strategies to improve the hospital communication experience. The findings are discussed in relation to (1) preparing adults with cerebral palsy and CCN for communication in hospital communication and (2) training and supporting nurses in effectively communicating with these patients

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Nursing Research
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Page Range: pp. 56-62
ISSN: 0897-1897
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2006.03.001
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:02
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:32
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