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ASM 150 - Communication with the Elderly

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course will introduce strategies and concepts to improve communication with the elderly population.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
Competencies
  1. Discuss the process of aging and its effects on communication
    1. Identify causes for poor communication
    2. Review the aging process and the disease process as it relates to poor communication
  2. Outline strategies for effective communication with the elderly
    1. Identify the skills required to communicate effectively with the elderly
    2. Describe the barriers to effective communication with the elderly
    3. Examine issue of toxic talk and communication neglect
  3. Examine the family dynamics as it relates to aging family members
    1. Identify barriers to communicating with family
    2. Research methods to effectively communicate with family members
    3. Discuss generational differences in communicating



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