Principles of effective healthcare. Professional and patient communication in healthcare settings, including communication within healthcare teams. Special emphasis is given to oncology healthcare context.
|Paper title||Healthcare Communication|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$586.69|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- RADT 114
- Limited to
- More information link
- View more information on the Department Radiation Therapy's website
- Teaching staff
Norman, E. (Ed.) (2019). Communication skills: For nursing and healthcare students. Lantern Publishing Ltd.
Opai, K. (2021). Tikanga: An introduction to te ao Māori. Aotearoa Books.
Wepa, D. (2015). Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand. (2nd Ed.).
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of core verbal and non-verbal communication skills in a range of contexts.
- Analyse different social, professional and personal value bases in the provision of healthcare.
- Describe how unconscious bias and racism in cancer care contribute towards poorer cancer outcomes for Māori and other ethnic minority groups.
- Identify the principles of culturally safe communication in the radiation therapy setting that could improve cancer outcomes.