Language – an important tool in healthcare

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Language – an important tool in healthcare





Course enrollment:

Healthcare professionals, particularly in elderly care.

Autumn 2020 (Date: 23.9, 21.10, 11.11, and 9.12) Liselott Forsman,

No course fees; financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Travel, food and accommodation at own expense.

Deadline 2.9.2020 Register here

Would you like to know more about language and cultural aspects within healthcare

professions? Join us and work towards creating even better care situations!

In healthcare, it is more important than in many other areas of work to have functioning communication and positive interaction. Through goodwill and empathy, we can go a long way despite differing language skills and cultural insights, but we all want to reach further. As a healthcare employee, you have the client’s best interest at heart and know that good and functioning person-centered care takes into account linguistic and cultural differences.

This coming fall, you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the central role of language and culture in healthcare and caring, a large but interesting field. The course Multilingualism in society and working life – focu- sing healthcare (5ects) starts 23.9.2020. The main course

language is Swedish, with language support in Finnish and English as needed.

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  1. Register here
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