Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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COMM 296 - Communication in Healthcare Settings

4 Credit(s)

This course explores the ways communication shapes health and health practices. The course examines interpersonal communication about health within the contexts of clinician-patient, family, and social support. Mass communication and health will also be covered, including health communication campaigns, public relations, and advertising for health organizations and how the media and technology present and affect health information.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to: 
1. Articulate a clear understanding of health communication theories 
2. Apply theoretical knowledge to analyze situations 
3. Understand the pervasiveness of culture in health communication 
4. Describe the communication of patients, health caregivers, and family caregivers and how the perspectives inform, differ from, and intersect with one another 
5. Define the role of communication in maintaining health and coping with illness and death 
6. Understand the roles of interpersonal communication, mass communication, and new/social media in health communication

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