2020 COMET CONFERENCE

2019-11-21

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The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, involving various healthcare specialities and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis will be on the dissemination of ongoing research in language/discourse/communication studies in relation to healthcare education, patient participation and professional ethics.

THE PRE-COMET MASTERCLASS IS SCHEDULED FOR 30 JUNE 2020.

The COMET conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds involving various healthcare specialties and the human and social sciences. A special emphasis is on the dissemination of ongoing research in language/discourse/communication studies in relation to healthcare education, patient participation and professional ethics.

CONFERENCE THEMES INCLUDE:
  • Client-Professional Encounters (involving doctors, counsellors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, speech and language therapists, psychotherapists, etc.)
  • Communicating Risk and Uncertainty
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Distributed Expertise among Professionals and Clients
  • Ethics and Communication
  • Evidence in Diagnosis and Non-Diagnosis
  • Health and Disability
  • Health, Wellbeing and the Lifespan
  • Health Literacy
  • Interpreter Mediated Healthcare Delivery
  • Intercultural Communication in Health
  • Interprofessional Communication and Hospital Management Systems
  • Media and Health Communication
  • Medical Education
  • Narratives of Illness Experience
  • Public Understanding of Health and Illness
  • Quality of Life and Quality of Care
  • Representation of the Body
  • Research Ethics
  • Health Technologies and Medical Informatics
  • (Shared) Decision Making
  • Tailoring Health Messages
  • Telemedicine
  • Values and Responsibilities in Professional Practice
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