This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.
This unit is fully online
This unit will address the importance and challenges of effective and positive communication in the care of people who are living with dementia. It builds upon the concepts of person-centred and relationship-centred care introduced in CAD104. You will learn about communication theory, how communication is affected by dementia, and how impaired communication can contribute to behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Strategies to maximise effective communication with people who have dementia are explored, including therapeutic communication interventions. You will develop your knowledge about issues that affect inter-professional communication in dementia care, and learn strategies to enhance communication with health care professionals, family members, and others involved in the care and support of people with dementia.
|Unit name||Effective Communication with People with Dementia and their carers|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
|Discipline||Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre|
Dr Claire Eccleston
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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Journal (20%), short answer questions (up to 300 words each) (50%), oral presentation (30%).
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