What Is Effective Communication In Healthcare

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But effective and honest communication doesn’t end with just listening. As a leaving things we use body language more often and sometimes more efficient then simple talking. Good doctor will all this nonverbal communication to obtain and increase information about his patient. He will use his ears, to hear all that the patient has to say but first he needs use his eyes, to see all that the patient has to show. He needs to use his hands to feel all that is hidden from his eyes. With his mind will try to detect all that is unspoken. When all this information has been put together and compare, doctor then as last doctor needs to use their mouths to tell patients their diagnosis and plan. (Mistry, 2002). In addition to last point physician…show more content…
GP working on his own in local surgery contribute to healthcare system on the same base as nurse on medical word in hospital or researcher in medical college. We all work as a team so we need and want doctors who are willing to collaborate with other members of the healthcare team (Parmar, 2002). Days where doctor was working on his own are history. We have team based healthcare system that’s work like a web. All is based on tasks, where everyone has specialised role. This is a good approach but can only be successful if information exchange happens in organised way, in time and many professionals respect each other and take responsibility for their own actions. I strongly agree with registered nurse, Mark J Wilson, who said “A good doctor also needs to be a team player (Wilson, 2002). Based on her experience she explains that nurses themselves wants to help especially young doctors to make their life on busy, medical unit in hospital easier but expect respect in return. She point is that every junior or senior doctor have their set of best skills in some areas while are limited in others so asking for help form other team members is a key for success not just with treating one patient but realising personal and career limits (Wilson,…show more content…
It is where everything begins. It’s a basic that every doctor needs for competent, safe and effective practice. However medical practitioners are fur more than scientist and behind the doctor degree is not just craftsman. All in all, to be a good doctor takes more than just knowledge of human biology. Effective medicine is based on life and social skills, human understanding, trust and balance. We need doctor that are caring, approachable, concerned, kind, enthusiastic, humanistic, ethical, dedicated, emphatic but also open minded, creative and brave. Although all this attributes are very difficult to find in a single person as we are often very limited, the key is in trying always to be better as doctors and human beings. It is all well sum up by Carl Wilhelm Hermann Nothnage, l as he once said “All knowledge attains its ethical value and its human significance only by the human sense with which it is employed. Only a good man can be a great physician” (Ong,
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