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Improving allied health professional communication and practice

This project seeks to create change using research findings about family experiences of vegetative and minimally conscious states.

Research details

This project will:

  1. create additional sections, reach and impact for our award-winning module
  2. develop curriculum materials for professionals
  3. deliver pilot training and enable its uptake in undergraduate and CPD contexts (including via on-line tools) and
  4. evaluate subsequent changes in understanding, practice and communication between families and allied health professionals (AHP) working with severely brain injured patients.

Research outputs

Latchem, J., Kitzinger, J and Kitzinger, C (2015) ‘Physiotherapy for vegetative and minimally conscious state patients: family perceptions and experiences’, Disability and Rehabilitation.

The project team

Grant holder

Professor Jenny Kitzinger

Professor Jenny Kitzinger

Director of Research: Impact and Engagement and Co-Director of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre



This research was made possible through the support of the following organisations: