Online Course
The Person Behind the Patient
Become comfortable in adapting your communication styles to patient personality types

2 hours

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Marissa Fourie is a physiotherapist with a special interest in effective patient communication and the management of acute and chronic pain

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Introduction

Every person has a unique communication style and personality. As a healthcare professional it is important to make sure your communication style matches a patient's personality. Marissa Fourie will help you to better communicate by describing the different personality types together with case examples and then guiding the health care professional to adapt their communication to best support the patient.

Aims

This course aims to improve your communication with your patients by exploring the link between personality types and communication styles in order to guide you to effectively communicate with various personality types.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Practicalities

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.8 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the main characteristics of different personality styles
  • identify the defining features of presented communication styles
  • select the communication style appropriate for specific personality traits based on case examples
Featured reviews
This is a very informative and interesting course that is very very relatable! With each patient scenario presented, I had immediate references to my own patients and their interesting personalities, and just had to smile! Thank you Marissa!
Ester Venter
Physiotherapist
South Africa
This is a very interesting and helpful course!
Saskia Kayser
Student
Germany

Online Course: The Person Behind the Patient

Become comfortable in adapting your communication styles to patient personality types

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Course instructor:

Marissa Fourie

Marissa Fourie is a physiotherapist with a special interest in effective patient communication and the management of acute and chronic pain

2 hours
Duration
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Participants

Summarising the latest research & evidence

Trusted by over - clinicians

Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device

Accredited certificate of completion

Introduction

Every person has a unique communication style and personality. As a healthcare professional it is important to make sure your communication style matches a patient's personality. Marissa Fourie will help you to better communicate by describing the different personality types together with case examples and then guiding the health care professional to adapt their communication to best support the patient.

Aims

This course aims to improve your communication with your patients by exploring the link between personality types and communication styles in order to guide you to effectively communicate with various personality types.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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