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Self-Study Modules for Effective TB Interviewing

Module 2. Basics of Communication and Patient Education

Table of Contents

Module 2. Basics of Communication and Patient Education

Patient Education

Patient Education During the TB Interview

Active Listening

Barriers to Communication

Working with Interpreters


Case Presentations

Review Questions

Review Questions Answer Key



Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
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