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Communication Strategies for Improved Patient Engagement and Adherence

Linda Meeuwenberg R.D.H., M.A., M.A. F.A.D.I.A.

For health care providers, clear health communication is about helping patients to understand and act on health care information so they can follow instructions with the goal of improving health outcomes.

Whether presenting oral hygiene recommendations to sustain oral health or recommending dental treatment, each team member plays a vital role in communicating the message to the patient.  For the hygienist, this is a primary role of patient care. Today's technology offers many options to engage patients in their care. Learn strategies for evidence based decision making for selection of oral care products and how to present them to your patients for improved adherence.  Learn what communication science has to say regarding the type of communication that patients respond to best and how each team member’s behavioral style contributes Learn how your unique style can interfere or enlighten patient acceptance. This is a professional empowerment presentation that the dental team will apply immediately to their practices. Our inspirational speaker is sure to revive your passion for outstanding patient care!

Participants will learn:

  • Describe the health communication needs of providers and how they compare to the unique communication needs of the patient/client.
  • Discuss strategies to bridge the gap between the communication differences
  • Discuss verbal/non verbal communication cues and how to benefit from them
  • Describe the most important factor that determines patient engagement
  • CategoriesPatient Management
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Release dateTuesday 3rd March, 2015, 08:00 PM
  • Expiration dateSaturday 3rd March, 2018, 08:00 PM
  • AGD PACE subject code(s)557
“Communication Strategies for Improved Patient Engagement and Adherence” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your ADA CERP and AGD PACE C.E. Certificates.