Communication strategies (Acute)
Certificate of Completion
Communication Strategies provides an overview of the communication changes usually experienced by people with dementia in the acute care setting and explains some simple strategies to help you communicate effectively with these patients.
This module has prerequisite requirements
Suitable for people working in:
Primary Care , Acute Care
This module is part of the course:
The view from here - acute care
Communication strategies (Acute)
In this module we explore the neurobiological changes and the difficulties with language and communication many people with dementia develop as the disease progresses. You will learn how to improve your communication with patients with dementia and simple strategies to implement.
On completion of this module you should be able to:
understand the impact of dementia on communication
identify and implement communication strategies which can be used to facilitate communication
reflect on your communication style and rehearse modifications to verbal communication which may enhance understanding for the person with dementia
Continuing Professional Education
A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.
The View from Here was developed by:
Frederick Graham, Metro South Health
Sandra Jeavons, Elizabeth Miles and Prof Elizabeth Beattie, Dementia Training Australia, QUT
It is based on a face-to-face education program of the same name previously developed by Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre.
The View from Here has been reviewed by clinicians and academics with expertise in dementia care in acute care settings, delirium management and learning design.
The View from Here was developed with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
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