Patient Communication/Therapeutic Relationships

PD211

This course provides students with basic principles and techniques of good patient communication and rapport-building. Topics include connecting with patients, identifying differing sources of motivation in the therapeutic context, working with shock, trauma, and difficult circumstances, sensitivity to varying viewpoints and cultural backgrounds, patient/practitioner roles and more. This course is designed to be relevant to any healing practitioner, regardless of their modality and helps to ensure effective interprofessional communication with other health care providers.

Prerequisites: Completion of 3 credits of CMCP/NCP/PCP101 and 20 program credits    Semester: Fall, Winter, Summer    Credits: 3    Hours: 45