Health Care Across the Pond and Beyond

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Dr. Jennifer Fairchild is a Professor of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University. Having earned her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Kentucky in December 2009, Dr. Fairchild continues to extend her dissertation research involving women’s narrative reconstruction post-miscarriage and the social support offered to women post-miscarriage. Dr. Fairchild teaches a wide variety of courses, including interpersonal communication, health communication, communication, leadership and change, intercultural communication, and gender and communication. Her dissertation work has been presented at meetings of the National Communication Association and the Southern States Communication Association. Her research also has been featured in such journals as PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, Illness, Crisis, and Loss, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Journal of Effective Teaching, and Communication Center Journal. Dr. Fairchild is the 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Online Teaching Award, presented by the Office of e-Campus Learning at Eastern Kentucky University. She is also the recipient of the EKU Student Government Association’s “Most Outstanding Distinguished Educational Leader Award” which was presented to her in May 2018.

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Health Care Across the Pond and Beyond

Program Dates:
Dec 26, 2023 – Jan 8, 2024

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
COMM 415

Health Care Administration , Communication

Course Description:
Enhance your expertise in health care systems in two of the most thrilling cities in the world: London and Dublin. With both cities as our classroom, students will gain multicultural health awareness by exploring sites such as the Florence Nightingale Museum, St. Thomas Hospital, The Royal London Hospital Museum, Trinity College Book of Kells, and Children's Health Ireland at Krumlin. Current health care systems and settings will be compared and contrasted. Using the London and Dublin healthcare systems as a foundation, students are encouraged to develop a narrative for American healthcare in the future. This course is perfect for the future healthcare professional, healthcare communication professional, and the healthcare consumer.


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