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My name is Katharine Weetman and I am a third year PhD student studying at the University of Warwick. The PhD is an interdisciplinary project between the Medical School and Applied Linguistics Department and funded by the ESRC and CCGs of South Warwickshire and Coventry & Rugby,
My research interests are healthcare communication learning and teaching.
I developed a keen interest in the field of Linguistics 7 years ago and studied a BA in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. I have always been interested in the study of Medicine and Healthcare in addition to Linguistics. I worked within the NHS and contributed towards language analysis for medical projects in the West Midlands before pursuing a PhD focused on discharge communication.
The PhD project focuses on improving written discharge communication between hospitals, GPs and their patients. We are looking at the views of those involved in sending and receiving written discharge communication (e.g. discharge summaries) and investigating the quality of these communications. We hope to suggest improvements for this process and inform best practice of written discharge communication.
Professor Jeremy Dale - Primary Care, Health Sciences
Dr Emma Scott - Primary Care, Health Sciences
Dr Stephanie Schnurr - Applied Linguistics
Funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) - Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Collaboration with the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) of South Warwickshire, Coventry and Rugby.