BTG: Developing effective interventions to promote safe administration of medicines mixed in foodstuff to children in hospital

Project: Internally funded project

Description

This cross-disciplinary project addresses a key challenge in children’s health and directly addresses current Government initiatives to improve patient safety following the Francis report. This study is a new cross-faculty collaboration in the area of patient safety and medication use. Patient safety is a core research theme for Behavioural Medicine at Strathclyde (Adair & Dixon) and is a key research theme with the proposed Centre for Behavioural Medicine in HASS. It will initiate a planned programme of cross-faculty collaboration (SIPBS and School of psychological Sciences and Health) in the area of medication use. This programme of research fills a gap and directly addresses the third wave of improvements in health outcomes driven by behaviour change, which will drive many of the advancements in healthcare in the next ten years.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/04/146/07/14