Marissa Fourie is a physiotherapist with a special interest in effective patient communication and the management of acute and chronic pain
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Effective communication is the cornerstone of establishing meaningful connections between healthcare providers and their patients. However, it is essential to recognise that not all populations communicate in the same way or share the same cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Adapting communication for different populations requires a thoughtful and varied approach. This course explores ways to adapt your communication style to multiple patient groups to foster respect for their individual differences.
This course aims to describe ways to adapt your communication for different patient populations.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.