Research projects

Better communication in nursing clinical handover at St Vincent’s Hospitals

Better communication in nursing clinical handover at St Vincent’s Hospitals

About the project From 2018 to 2022, Diana Slade and the ICH team have collaborated with St Vincent’s Hospital Group to undertake a translational research and training across nine wards in three...

Improving consent procedures and shared decision making for dialysis consumers

Improving consent procedures and shared decision making for dialysis consumers

About the project Around 13,000 Australians are currently receiving dialysis, but informed consent procedures for dialysis have received limited attention. Funded by the Canberra Health Services...

End-of-life communication at the Canberra Hospital

End-of-life communication at the Canberra Hospital

About the project In 2018, ICH received funding from the ANU Research School of Humanities and the Arts to conduct a pilot study on end-of-life communication in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the...

Communicating in hospital emergency departments

Communicating in hospital emergency departments

About the project This project investigated communication between patients and clinicians in five representative emergency departments (EDs). It recorded, analysed and described spoken interactions...

Effective communication in clinical handover

Effective communication in clinical handover

About the project This project focused on clinician-to-clinician communication in clinical handover in five hospitals across Australia. In collaboration with partner organisations and clinicians,...

Communication in acute to primary transitions of care

Communication in acute to primary transitions of care

About the project The aim of this project, “Driving health care efficiencies and patient care outcomes by improving communication in acute to primary transitions of care,” led by Philip Della at...

Communicating for diagnostic excellence

Communicating for diagnostic excellence

About the program of work Diagnostic errors are a common patient safety blindspot and often involve communication breakdowns. Uncertainty is ubiquitous in the diagnostic process. Clear, accurate and...

The emergency communication Hong Kong pilot

The emergency communication Hong Kong pilot

About the project The Emergency Communication Hong Kong Pilot (also called “The patient journey through accident and emergency departments: The critical role of communication”), funded by the Hong...

Harnessing the health communication power of the early childhood sector

Harnessing the health communication power of the early childhood sector

About the project A multidisciplinary team of internationally recognised early childhood, health and Indigenous education researchers, in partnership with influential early childhood education  and...

Assessment and communication excellence for safe patient outcomes (ACCELERATE)

Assessment and communication excellence for safe patient outcomes (ACCELERATE)

About the project Nurses have an important role in patient safety. Sub-optimal assessment and communication practices can lead to higher incidence of adverse events such as clinical deterioration,...

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