Hutton, E. and Coxon, K. (2008) Involving parents as service users in an interprofessional research project. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22 (6). pp. 661-663. ISSN 1356-1820.
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This report describes the process of involving parents in the development of a research study. The involvement of participants in the design and development of research is now a requirement of publicly funded research (INVOLVE, 2002). In response to a call for proposals from the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) funding scheme, a collaborative team of academics and therapists began the process of designing a study which aimed to improve postural management for children with physical disabilities who attend mainstream schools. Children with physical disabilities require support from both education services and the National Health Service, and their postural care programmes require specialist equipment and exercises that are ideally incorporated into the daily routine at both home and school. Therapeutic input is designed to prevent longer-term health problems and to promote the child’s comfort and active participation in functional activities at home and school. To be successful, the interprofessional team needs to work closely with both families and the child’s school (Lightfoot, 2002).
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|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ755 Popular works. Guidebook for parents > HQ755.8 Parents. Parenthood
L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies|
|Depositing User:||Tony Rees|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jun 2010 12:46|
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2013 16:22|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24712 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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