My communication: What have you learned?

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Question 1. True or False: The only effective way to communicate with someone else is face-to-face.

True

False

False: Communication means to exchange information. You can communicate in many ways. In fact, almost everything that you do communicates with people in some way. You can communicate with another person by talking, texting, writing, chatting online or even through body language.

Question 2. True or False: Some people are just not good at communicating, and there’s nothing they can do about it.

True

False

False: Good communication is a skill that can be learned. You will get better with practice and feedback.

Question 3. Which of the following strategies might be helpful for remembering what you discuss with your health team?

a. Take a notebook, journal, your phone or a laptop when you visit the doctor.

b. Write down the information that you need to remember or bring a recording device or another person to take notes.

c. After the appointment, review any information your healthcare team gave you.

d. All of the above

Question 4. True or False: You do not have to tell anyone at work about your chronic pain if you don’t want to, but there can be benefits to telling your supervisor or the human resources manager about your pain and treatment.

True

False

True: You will probably need to take some time off work for appointments or treatments, or for times when you’re not feeling well. You can ask your supervisor what changes can be made to your schedule or duties.

Question 5. True or False: Most post-secondary institutions in Canada have a dedicated student accessibility office, which can help you get any accommodations that you need with your chronic pain.

True

False

True: When you are considering different schools, be sure to investigate what type of accessibility services are offered.

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Last updated: May 2nd 2016