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Communication for Health Professions

Course Code: NURS 318

Credit: (2)

This course focuses on therapeutic communication skills essential for working with clients of various ages (child, adult, and the aged) and health care professional. Content includes interpersonal communications and family dynamics. Special emphasis is placed on communicating with clients in stressful situations, crises and those experiencing communication difficulties. Communication patterns in healthcare organizations and barriers to effective communication are emphasized. Communication breakdown and effective ways of managing difficulties in communication are assessed, discussed, explored and evaluated.