The general objective of the H-Com project is to build and strengthen communication skills of health professionals (with a focus on medical doctors and nurses), so as to improve patient – professional relations as well as inter-disciplinary communication.

The project’s long term goal is to create a comprehensive and validated learning tool for the improvement of skills and competencies of health professionals in communication, and ultimately improve health outcomes among patients across the EU.

Specific Objectives:

Map the precise shortage of relevant training

Explore the needs and perceptions of health professionals concerning communication

Develop, test and evaluate training in health communication through non formal Vocational Training channels and e-learning

Validate the developed training through formal Vocational Training channels, and identify key skills and competencies

Widely disseminate the training tool, encourage its exploitation, exchange best practice and create networks of cooperation