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Dr. Rita Gorawara-Bhat Awarded Norwegian Research Council Funding

March 2013 – Dr. Rita Gorawara-Bhat has recently been awarded international funding from the Norwegian Research Council (NRC), Oslo, Norway for a research study entitled: “Person-centered Communication with Older Persons in Need of Health Care.”  As part of a larger study, her role as Co-Principal Investigator includes:  a) the analyses of video-recorded real-life physician-older adult encounters to develop an education platform for person-centered communication in older adults using home healthcare services; and, b) further the development of nonverbal communication methods; c) executing both the above with special attention to the role of nonverbal communication in doctor-elderly patient encounters in various healthcare settings.