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    • Introduction: Biopsychosocial Theory and the Role of Family in Health Care

    • What is Communication? Types and Underlying Assumptions

    • A Theoretical Model of Health Communication

    • Why is Provider-Patient-Family Communication Important in Healthcare?

    • General Factors Influencing the Communication Process

    • What Difficulties May Be Specific to Patients?

    • What Communication Issues Do Families and Caregivers Experience?

    • Communication Issues Specific to Medical Staff

    • Patterns of Provider-Patient Communication: A Framework for Viewing Exchanges

    • Biomedical Ethics and Health Communication: Definition and Principles

    • Common Ethical Issues in Provider-Patient-Family Communication

    • Guidelines to Enhance Intra-Family and Provider-Patient-Family Communication What Works with Patients and Family Members?

    • Conclusion

    • References

    • Post-Test: Enhancing Provider-Patient-Family Communication: Theoretical, Ethical, Clinical and Sociocultural Considerations

    • Program Evaluation