The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

COMM 3354 Healthcare Provider Communication

This course will offer a theoretical and practical overview of communicating as a healthcare provider. Topics will include the patient-centered approach, managing the healthcare interview, interdisciplinary team-based communication, and the difficult side of medical communication (engaging in difficult conversations with families and patients, stigmatized conditions, and health disparities). A specific focus will be placed on conveying respect, compassion and empathy during medical communication.



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