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    Principles of effective healthcare. Professional and patient communication in healthcare settings, including communication within healthcare teams. Special emphasis is given to oncology healthcare context.

    About this paper

    Paper title Healthcare Communication
    Subject Radiation Therapy
    EFTS 0.0667
    Points 8 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (8 July 2024 - 8 November 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $603.10
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    RADT 114
    Limited to
    Teaching staff

    Hazel Neser


    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 biases influence communication in cancer care and contribute towards poorer cancer outcomes for Māori and other culturally and/or socially diverse communities
    • Identify the principles of culturally safe communication in the radiation therapy setting that could improve cancer outcomes


    Semester 2 (8 July 2024 - 8 November 2024)

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    This paper is taught On Campus
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