The “Communicate” project explores
the in-hospital communication experiences of urban, rural and remote Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander acute cardiac patients, their families and health
It is being conducted in urban and
regional settings in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
All stages of the in-hospital
experience are being considered including referral into the service,
presentation at the Emergency Department, hospital admission, ward experience,
informed consent re procedure, during procedural intervention, during recovery,
discharge and outpatient referral.
It is funded through a Heart
Foundation Focus Grant and is based at South Australian Health & Medical
Research Institute (SAHMRI).