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.

IHC-C Program

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

IHC-C Services

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:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • social workers
  • dieticians
  • pharmacists
  • physiotherapists
  • academics
  • 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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