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Talking With The Docs - Effective Physician Communication

Talking With The Docs
Effective Physician Communication
The evolution of participant-physician communication is slow and is hampered with multiple stresses within the healthcare system, but it is evolving because the players involved are evolving. This course will help you understand the process. It will increase your power and your ability to effectively communicate in even the most difficult situations.
Purpose and Objective
This course studies aspects of communication blocks between the healthcare worker and the physician. At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
  • Relate the historical oppression of women and to non-physician healthcare workers to the emerging role shifts and changes in communication as workers become empowered.

  • Explore today's external forces that are shaping participant-physician relationships and styles of communication.

  • Identify aspects of male versus female communication patterns that can impede or foster effective negotiations.

  • Recognize ways to defuse anger, belittling, or defensive turf wars.

  • Review steps to enhance your ability to remain assertive in stressful communication situations.
Board Approval Information for this Course
Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Nursing Home Administrators Provider No. 50-435. It is accepted through complementary board approval by the Florida Boards of Midwifery. It is approved by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology (clinical), Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider No. 61, the Iowa Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, the Iowa Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334. It is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada , Alabama, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.
Author: Linda S. Greenfield
Contact Hours: 4
Cost: $20
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