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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The process of developing audiovisual patient information: challenges and opportunities
Author(s): Hutchison, Catherine
McCreaddie, May
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Keywords: Audiovisual
Clinical trials
Patient education
Patient information
Public health Nursing
Issue Date: Nov-2007
Date Deposited: 15-May-2013
Citation: Hutchison C & McCreaddie M (2007) The process of developing audiovisual patient information: challenges and opportunities. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16 (11), pp. 2047-2055.
Abstract: Aim. The aim of this project was to produce audiovisual patient information, which was user friendly and fit for purpose. The purpose of the audiovisual patient information is to inform patients about randomized controlled trials, as a supplement to their trial-specific written information sheet.Background. Audiovisual patient information is known to be an effective way of informing patients about treatment. User involvement is also recognized as being important in the development of service provision. The aim of this paper is (i) to describe and discuss the process of developing the audiovisual patient information and (ii) to highlight the challenges and opportunities, thereby identifying implicationsfor practice. A future study will test the effectiveness of the audiovisual patient information in the cancer clinical trial setting.Methods. An advisory group was set up to oversee the project and provide guidance in relation to information content, level and delivery. An expert panel of two patients provided additional guidance and a dedicated operational team dealt with the logistics of the project including: ethics; finance; scriptwriting; filming; editing and intellectual property rights.Results. Challenges included the limitations of filming in a busy clinical environment, restricted technical and financial resources, ethical needs and issues around copyright. There were, however, substantial opportunities that included utilizing creative skills, meaningfully involving patients, teamworking and mutual appreciation of clinical, multidisciplinary and technical expertise.Conclusion. Developing audiovisual patient information is an important area for nurses to be involved with. However, this must be performed within the context of the multiprofessional team. Teamworking, including patient involvement, is crucial as a wide variety of expertise is required.Relevance to clinical practice. Many aspects of the process are transferable and will provide information and guidance for nurses, regardless of specialty, considering developing this format of patient information.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01758.x
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