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Healthcare Communication

College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

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DENTD 1500

Healthcare Communication

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This course is taught by behavioral scientists and introduces students to the fundamental principles for the effective communication with patients, families, and significant others of the patient. Using material gleaned from the empirical and clinical domains of behavioral medicine, the course focuses on patient-centered approaches for promoting, improving, and maintaining dialogue with patients. Effective communication has been shown to be central to patient satisfaction, professional satisfaction, patient adherence to treatment plans, and positive outcomes for the patient.

Credits: 1