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Course Name:

Communication and Health Education

Course Description:

Communication is a transactional process in which information is shared and meanings are negotiated. The nurse makes contact with clients (individuals or groups) and other health professionals via dyadic and group interaction. The effect of perceptions, values, goals, and the communicative process on the nurse-client relationship, on therapeutic communication, on changing roles, and on professional behavior is examined. Selected theories about communication and groups are explored. Transcultural communication, informatics, essential communication for patient education and patient safety, professional ethics, and critical thinking are specifically addressed. The focus of this course is to develop communication skills that are necessary when communicating

with health care professionals, patients, and families, and when communicating professional information through writing, presentation, and speaking