COM 571: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH CONTEXTS
DescriptionExamines theory and research relevant to the role of interpersonal communication in managing mental and physical health. Topics related to interaction in health contexts include: communicating identity in health and illness, health and personal relationships, health care provider/ patient communication, medical decision-making, and interpersonal health education and prevention efforts.
Learning Outcome• analyze how interpersonal messages affect a person’s health and how a person’s health affects their interpersonal communication
• evaluate the quality of communication in managing health and illness
• apply this knowledge by preparing an educational workshop on a communication issue for patients or providers.