Archive of ‘Health Communication’ category

My Half-Year Evaluation: Have I Thrived?

Half-year Evaluation for Leigh Kendall Background At the end of 2014, Leigh reflected on the events of that year. She acknowledged that she had survived the worst thing imaginable – the death of her much-wanted, much-loved son, Hugo. You recognised that 2014 had shown you that the unexpected can happen, your dreams can be ripped to shreds. […] Read more…

Views, Experiences, Bias – and a Paradox

It’s been a rollercoaster few days: constructive discussion overshadowed by insensitivity and bias; and the discovery in a #MatExp discussion of misconceptions and a paradox that needs to be addressed. Anyone who knows even the smallest amount about me knows that I am passionate about Hugo’s Legacy, which in a nutshell includes improving communication for neonatal parents, women who […] Read more…

Sunday Thought June 7, 2015: Boxes, Labels, and Survivor’s Guilt

Grieving means I often feel emotional. I feel especially emotional this morning after watching this film of Alison Cameron’s Plenary speech: From Patient Voice to Patient Leadership at last week’s NHS Confederation conference. The word ‘inspirational’ is often banded around so much it can lose its true meaning, but Alison is to me the very definition […] Read more…

My #MatExp Action – Bereavement Support for Parents

STOP PRESS! If you are on Twitter, please join #PNDHour on Wednesday June 3 between 8pm and 9pm. I will be co-hosting a chat about baby loss support. All welcome. Hugo’s Legacy focuses on improving information and communication, especially for parents who have lost a baby. #MatExp is a powerful grassroots campaign that aims to identify and share […] Read more…

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