Assistant Professor, Cumming School of Medicine
Hospital Paediatrician, Department of Paediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital
Alberta Children's Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary AB T3B 6A8
Understanding methods and creating tools that optimize family-centred communication and partnerships between families and healthcare providers
Primary Area of Research:
Patient and family-centred communication is critically important to improve outcoems for hospitalized children and family satisfaction with care. The Alberta Children's Hospital is committed to providing safe patient and family-centred care (PFCC). Improved communication and PFCC during day to day practices can enhance partnerships between healthcare providers (HCPs) and families, as well as positively affect efficiency, quality, and safety of patient care. Professional development (for HCPs) and tools (for HCPs and families) about family centred care and communication can be an effective way to enhance day to day practices and therapeutic relationships between patients and families. One of the foci of my research will be to understand HCP and family needs as well as study methods and tools to help HCPs and families communicate and partner in a more family centred way.