Effective Communication With Patients - OT666

Effective Communication With Patients

The Joint Commission Standards

by Holly Carlson, BSN MS CCRN
OT666
(4.4 / 294 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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Summary:

A growing body of research has shown a variety of patient populations experience decreased patient safety, poorer health outcomes, and lower quality of care based on race, ethnicity, language, disability, and sexual orientation. In 2008, The Joint Commission began an initiative to advance effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care in hospitals. The result was the development of new and revised accreditation standards related to these concerns and the creation of a report, which provides methods for hospitals to begin or improve upon efforts to ensure that all patients affected by these issues receive the same high quality of care, regardless of health literacy, language, culture, or ethnicity. Effective communication with all patients is crucial to providing safe care. The healthcare team should aspire to meet the unique communication, cultural, and familial needs of all patients.

Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify three specific elements of effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care.
  • Identify health illiteracy and discuss two strategies for minimizing poor outcomes.
  • Recall six reasons why people may experience lower quality of healthcare.
  • Discuss the role of The Joint Commission and its partners in reducing poor health outcomes because of poor communication, cultural incompetence, and a lack of patient- and family-centered care.
 
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Level: Introductory
 
Content Focus
OT Process: Intervention
Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, audiologists, dietitians, laboratory professionals, occupational therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, and social workers.
 
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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Course Originally Released on: 9/24/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/15/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/15/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Terry B - Fort Worth, TX  ·  Oct 10, 2019
It's well structured but the addition of video or multi-media of some type might help enforce the material.
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Samantha P - Cleburne, TX  ·  Aug 26, 2019
Easy to read and follow. Liked how the flow was with the paragraphs
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Tammy B - Aledo, TX  ·  Aug 22, 2019
The coarse was easy to navigate and follow.
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Kathleen M - Pflugerville, TX  ·  Jul 21, 2019
Reiterates importance of meeting patient's communication needs.
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Stacy S - Apex, NC  ·  Jun 30, 2019
A helpful reminder to utilize interpreter services and discuss preferences with patients.
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