Online Course: The Person Behind the Patient
Become comfortable in adapting your communication styles to patient personality types
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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.
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.
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 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.
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 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
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
Physiotherapist, South Africa
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!
This is a very interesting and helpful course!