Research by Institute and Members

The ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care has been established to bring together researchers, practitioners and educators from health sciences, linguistics, health communication, nursing, medicine, medical education and speech therapy. Our research focuses are:

  • Effective clinical handover: Improving patient safety, experience and outcomes.
  • Difficult conversations in healthcare: Enhancing faculty teaching of communication skills and professionalism.
  • Emotional and psychosocial issues in children and families: Pediatrics for the new millennium training program.
  • Health literacy and patient adherence and patient behavior change among diabetes patients in China.
  • Practice learning for interprofessional collaboration on competence development.
  • Nurse–client consultations in the Mobile Integrative Health Institute.
  • Minimizing antibiotic resistance transmission: The dairy farm as a model system.
  • Genetics, Health and Identity.
  • The longitudinal development of communication skills in nurses after graduation.
  • Caregiver coaching for families living with dementia.
  • Interprofessional communication and healthcare.
  • Person-centered environment and care for residents with dementia: A cost effective way of improving quality of life and quality of care.

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