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Healthcare providers' psychosocial support for patients with a cleft: Europe and Australia
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 105-112Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

<b>Background:</b> The long-term care of patients with a visible appearance difference may involve many years of multidisciplinary treatment. In addition to providing the physical treatment component, support for the emotional and psychosocial implications must also be considered. The primary objective of this project was to survey healthcare professionals (HCPs) from each of the participating countries to ascertain their level of awareness and understanding of the issues facing those with visible differences, their level of confidence in supporting those patients, and their current and required level of training. Secondary objectives were to gauge the perceived importance of appearance and the psychosocial impact for individuals with visible differences. <b>Methods</b>: Questionnaires were completed by multidisciplinary HCPs in four European countries and Australia. <b>Results</b>: The results for all countries (110 participants) indicate that the majority of HCPs do not feel confident in dealing with the psychosocial needs of people with an appearance disfigurement. <b>Conclusion</b>: All countries identified and supported the need for training of multidisciplinary HCPs to be able to identify and support the psychosocial problems experienced by individuals and families. A collaborative future training program aimed at providing effective psychosocial support and was identified to be the most efficient mode to meet the training requirement. Provision of training will offer the knowledge base for effective psychosocial support and address the unintentional marginalization and social exclusion that may occur by untrained HCPs.

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2017. Vol. 4, no 3, p. 105-112
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-19501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-19501DiVA, id: diva2:1329839
Available from: 2019-06-24 Created: 2019-06-24 Last updated: 2019-06-24

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