Grounded in research

[1]The Me first communication model was developed from the literature and research on person centred communication and communicating with children and young people in healthcare; and developed in partnership with children, young people and healthcare staff.

Key articles used for the development of the Me first model are below. A full bibliography for the Me first project is available in the resource section.

Beresford, B. and Sloper, T. (1999). The information needs of chronically ill or physically disabled children and adolescents. York: Social Policy Research Unit, University of York.

Ha, J. F. and Longnecker, N. (2010). ‘Doctor-Patient Communication: A Review’. The Ochsner Journal, 10 (1), 38-43.

Howells, R. J., Davies, H. A. and Silverman, J. D. (2006). ‘Teaching and learning consultation skills for paediatric practice’. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 91 (4), 367-370.

Levetown, M. (2008). ‘Communicating with children and families: from everyday interactions to skill in conveying distressing information’. Pediatrics, 121 (5), e1441-e1460.

Makoul, G. (2001). ‘Essential Elements of Communication in Medical Encounters: The Kalamazoo Consensus Statement’. Academic Medicine, 76 (4), 390-393.

Makoul, G. and Clayman, M. (2006). ‘An integrative model of shared decision making in medical encounters’.Patient Education and Counselling, 60, 301-312.