Sheffield, Trent Stroke Research Network

Obtaining informed consent from people with communication disorders post stroke

One-day course Course Cost: Package for organisations: Full day course £850 for 24 delegates including 2 trainers, expenses and course materials (excluding venue and stroke survivor expenses - to be arranged by purchasing organisation) Individual delegates At times of interest from sufficient individuals, courses will be arranged in Sheffield at a cost of £75 per delegate (inclusive of venue) Shorter courses can be arranged through discussion. The course is aimed at researchers and health/social care professionals working with stroke survivors.

Summary

Obtaining informed consent from people with communication disorders post stroke

This day course is aimed at professionals who have a role in obtaining informed consent from stroke patients either for participation in research studies, or for health and social care decision making. The course focuses on how informed consent of people with communication impairments can be successfully obtained. Following training in principles of communication and the Mental Capacity Act, the day includes practical experience of screening for language skills, making information accessible and establishing retention of information. Delegates have the opportunity to use the skills they have learned during workshop sessions with volunteers who have communication disorders as a result of stroke. Expected outcomes from the course are outlined below:

 Knowledge of different types of communication disorder

 Knowledge of strategies to enhance communication

 Awareness and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act guidance on involving people with communication disorders in research

 Skills in screening communication ability to inform production of information tailored to the individual

 Skills in producing different levels of information

 Skills in establishing an individual’s ability to retain information and communicate their informed decision.

Course category

Post-registration

Who can take the course

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Paramedics
  • Psychologists
  • Orthoptists

Pre-requisites for attendance

The course is aimed at researchers and health/social care professionals working with stroke survivors.

Course duration

10am - 4.30pm

How the course is taught

  • Face-to-face - Classroom
  • Face-to-face - Tutorials / seminars
  • Resource / reference material

Exit awards

  • Certificate of attendance / completion

The following elements are covered

  • E3 - Information
  • E4 - User Involvement
  • E8 - Assessment (Stroke)
  • E10 - Specialist rehabilitation
  • E15 - Participation in community

Course Location

Sheffield
S81 8NH

Contact

Course leader: Dr Rebecca Palmer
Email: r.l.palmer@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: 0114 2220863
Address: Room 107, Innovation Centre, 217 Portobello, Sheffield, S81 8NH