Children can feel scared and worried about going to hospital and entering an environment filled with unfamiliar smells, sights and sounds. It can be difficult for children to make sense of these experiences and to understand the conversations and information they hear and see around them. It can be even harder for children to have a voice and be listened to during health interactions, procedures and decisions.
During this inaugural lecture, Lucy will reflect on the concept of health literacy and how this can help us understand and improve how children gain, understand and use health information to make choices and decisions.
Lucy has worked with children, young people and families for more than 20 years, both as a children’s nurse and a researcher within a range of healthcare settings. Lucy joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edge Hill University in 2002 and was awarded a Personal Chair role in Child Health Literacy in 2018.
Arrival from 5.30pm