Dr Caitlin Barr
Professor Robyn Woodward-Kron
Professor Richard Dowell
Patient-Centred Communication in Audiology Education: An Exploration of Perspectives and Practice.
Abstract / overview of project
Patient-centred communication (PCC) is regarded as the cornerstone to quality healthcare delivery and is a key component in several healthcare curriculum. While PCC is gaining recognition in audiology education, students report feeling discomfort when communicating with patients and experienced audiologists rarely displayed patient-centred interactions. To explore the current gaps in PCC education in audiology, the PhD research focused on the teaching and learning of PCC, and how that is realised in student-patient interactions. Findings from this research can inform teaching, learning and assessments of PCC in audiology and other health disciplines where clinical communication education is less well established.
HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)