Course Outline:

Effective Consultations with Children and Parents

Course Outline:

Effective Consultations with Children and Parents

Course Title

Effective Consultations with Children and Parents

Course Duration

Half Day Course

Introduction

Most of us do not specialise in the healthcare of children – and yet most clinicians (doctors, nurses etc.) find that children (and their parents) make up a significant portion of their workload. For example, children account for around 30-40% of the caseload in GP and in ENT.

Most of us have had little formal teaching in how to respond to the challenges of consulting with children and their parents, including:

  • Approaches to getting information at different ages
  • Incorporating the needs of parents
  • Organising turn-taking
  • Gillick-competent children
  • Other specific challenges of the three-handed consultation

Course Description

In our seminar, we encourage participants to reflect on their own successes and challenges in consultations with children (and their parents). We share some interesting research findings. We process all of the above in short exercises and with facilitated discussion.

Finally (and most importantly), participants will practise two important consultation challenges i.e.

  • Setting up a 3-way consultation (clinician; primary age child; parent)
  • Explaining something to a child and a parent

As with all EPI seminars, there is a fast pace, and a balance of activities. All participants will leave with some specific skills and tips to enhance their future consultations with children and their parents.