Institute for Healthcare Communication
The Institute for Healthcare Communication – Canada (IHC-C) is a nationally accredited, non-profit organization, whose mission is to enhance the quality of health care by improving communication through education, advocacy and research.
The IHC has partnered with hundreds of health care organizations since 1987 to train more than 160,000 physicians and other health care professionals throughout North America in effective communication skills. All Institute programs are:
- designed for small group learning
- based on current research literature
- keep didactic presentations to a minimum
- encourage active learning through case-based discussions, group exercises, video case review, and communication skills practice
The IHC-C staff will work with health care organizations to assess their communications learning needs, and work to plan and organize educational opportunities for local personnel within that organization.
Target groups for training include all personnel in heath care settings, including, but not limited to:
- social workers
- education specialists
- front-line staff and their managers
Continuing Education (CE) Workshops:
Group size: six to 30 participants
Course duration: half-day to one-day
Led by highly-trained IHC-C Faculty, IHC workshops can be brought directly to an institution. These workshops are fast paced and interactive, designed to provide participants with opportunities to practice skills and techniques
Faculty (Train-the-Trainer) Courses:
Group size: four to 24 participants
Course duration: three to five days
These are intensive training programs, at the end of which, the participant becomes an IHC-C Faculty member, and is fully trained to lead and facilitate continuing education (CE) workshops for that program in the health care community in their own geographical area.
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