The study booklet is designed to be
used within the consultation. It should help you to identify, and
address the patient’s main concerns and their expectations. Please use
it as a tool within the consultation, and not just as a ‘parting gift’.
patient (parent) is more likely to use the booklet if they feel that it
is something new and unique, and that you endorse it. When introducing
the booklet, try and be positive about it.
You could describe it as
‘new’ or ‘novel’ or you could mention that it has been developed through
consultation with parents, GPs and paediatricians, or you could say
that it is based upon the latest medical research.
The following clip will give an example of ‘introducing the booklet’.