|Providing acceptable patient-centred explanations for FD
|University of Sheffield, UK
|Prof. Christopher Burton
|A Masters or Bsc (or equivalent) in a relevant social, psychological, or communication science
The main goal of this project is to plan, develop and evaluate a training package for medical students and doctors to provide person-centred explanations for FD. The research comprises 3 phases: understanding current practice, intervention development and evaluation. Understanding current practice will take the form of an ethnographic study of consultations in a range of medical specialties examining the language and explanations used. Development of explanations will involve the development of explanations for a range of common scenarios using a published framework. These will then be refined and evaluated through focus group sessions with clinicians and patients (separately) to assess acceptability. Evaluation will involve training a group of clinicians in the explanations and repeating the ethnographic observation of practice.
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