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Talking With The Docs

Talking With The Docs

Effective Physician Communication

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

The evolution of participant-physician communication is slow and is hampered with multiple stresses within the healthcare system, but it is evolving because the players involved are evolving. This course will help you understand the process. It will increase your power and your ability to effectively communicate in even the most difficult situations.

Purpose and Objectives

This course studies aspects of communication blocks between the healthcare worker and the physician. At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Relate the historical oppression of women and to non-physician healthcare workers to the emerging role shifts and changes in communication as workers become empowered.
  • Explore today’s external forces that are shaping participant-physician relationships and styles of communication.
  • Identify aspects of male versus female communication patterns that can impede or foster effective negotiations.
  • Recognize ways to defuse anger, belittling, or defensive turf wars.
  • Review steps to enhance your ability to remain assertive in stressful communication situations.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Talking With The Docs
Effective Physician Communication

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology (clinical), Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy and Nursing Home Administrators Provider No. 50-435. It is accepted through complementary board approval by the Florida Boards of Midwifery. It is approved by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology (clinical), Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the Alabama Board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider No. 61, the Iowa Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, Sponsor No. 1-05, the Iowa Social Work Examiners, Sponsor No. 334. It is approved by the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04422. The course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada , Alabama, and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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