Towards improved communication for medication safety: addressing the complexities of managing medications in hospitalised children

  • Williams, Allison (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cranswick, Noel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Drew, Sarah (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Liew, Danny (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Manias, Elizabeth (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Newall, Fiona Helen (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This study examines how children, family members and health professionals communicate about the
management of medications in hospital. Using diverse methods for data collection, this study will explore
how individuals make decisions about medications in actual practice, what knowledge and practices they use
in communication, what difficulties they encounter, and what strategies they adopt for effective
communication. Comprehensive insights into these issues will inform policies and programs directed at
promoting and maintaining good communication for optimal medication management. Improved
communication also has enormous potential to reduce medication problems and facilitate engagement with
family members, and where possible, with children.
Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/15


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)