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Involving patients in education: how perspective taking can lead to person centred service improvement

Rees, Tracy, Keeble, Ethan, Shah, Meera and Job, Claire ORCID: 2023. Involving patients in education: how perspective taking can lead to person centred service improvement. Presented at: The Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) and International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE) Conference, Cardiff, 27-29 June 2023.

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Background An increase in the number of people affected by a cancer provides many challenges, including maximising person-centred care. The postgraduate education of Healthcare Professionals (HCP) provides the opportunity to improve person-centred care, and maximise clinical excellence. This abstract reports on the coproduction of a MSc Cancer module at Cardiff University designed and delivered by people affected by cancer (PABC) and academic staff. The presentation of this work will include a PABC, a past student’s experiences and academic staff reports. Method This interprofessional level 7 cancer module is accessible by HCP registered with a professional body. The PABC contribute to the teaching on all study days; sharing thoughts and experiences to enhance HCP’s perspective taking and the ability to provide care that is person-centred. A quality improvement proposal is the basis for module assessment. Results An example of a student’s service improvement initiative will be presented as a case study. The absence of childcare provision during cancer treatment was identified by PABC. A student recognised through reflection the same concerns and struggles at their own NHS hospital. Working within a paediatric ward, the student implemented a service improvement initiative that now offers childcare to cancer patients undergoing treatments. Conclusion Partnership teaching with PABC provides a foundation for the enhancement of transformative thinking and learning within the clinical setting. The student and PABC will demonstrate how reflections on patient experience and clinical practice can help uncover simple and cost effective solutions that support learning together to improve clinical excellence.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Date of Acceptance: March 2023
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2023 09:40

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