Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
Nevertheless, public health communication still plays a prominent role in the prevention of diseases. As one of their tasks, the government is concerned with the improvement of overall health outcomes and is doing so by encouraging both a healthy lifestyle and
Abstract This article attempts to dwell on English communication skills useful in holistic nursing. The key to understanding of communication skills would necessarily involve paying close attention to different aspects of holistic nursing. Though this approach is old it is introduced in nursing care in 1980’s with a concept of treating a person on the whole –body, mind and soul. In an attempt to address the role of communication skills in holistic approach, it focuses on defining of holistic care and the features involved in providing holistic care to the patients. Various positive outcomes that result when applied to practice are discussed in the paper.
Communication is described as the interchange of information, thoughts, and feelings between individuals using dialog or other methods (Kourkouta, & Papathanasiou, 2014). Communication between patients, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can influence the patient outcome subsequently, understanding what establishes an effective communication will be beneficial for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Having the skills to articulate efficiently exists beyond having verbal skills. According to Wright (2012), to establish effective communication, a nurse should develop the use of nonverbal cues such as body language, demonstrating active listening skills to facilitate assurance that the interaction remains successful, and having
Cambridge dictionary defines communication as “the carious methods of sending information between people and places, especially phones, computers, radio, etc”. (2) The use of effective inter-professional communication is an essential part for delivering quality and effective care to the patients in a healthcare facility. Effective communication not being used between colleagues in a healthcare workplace can potentially cause patients to not receive the medical attention they deserve being in the care of health professionals. Staff members are also affected by the use of not giving accurate communication, this can cause them to not give the patient the care they wish to provide. The use of effective communication in a healthcare facility means the patients are receiving the best care they can receive from the healthcare staff.
Interpersonal skills and effective communication among healthcare professionals are at the core of quality patient care. Interpersonal skills are defined by Rungapadiachy (1999, p.193) as “those skills which one needs in order to communicate effectively with another person or a group of people”. It includes verbal communication, non-verbal communication, listening skills, negotiation, problem-solving, decision-making, and assertiveness (Skills You Need, n.d.). The National Joint Committee for the Communicative Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities (1991) defined communication as, “Any act by which one person gives to or receives from another person, information about that person 's needs, desires, perceptions, knowledge, or affective states.
While these messages can be communicated verbally through spoken word they are also communicated non-verbally through mannerisms such as body language, eye contact and gestures. As verbal communication coexists alongside non-verbal communication it can impact how the information is interpreted. Information can be interpreted very differently by subtle differences in mannerisms. Therefore communicating effectively helps ensure a more desired outcome, which is important within a healthcare industry. There are several ways to
Health Literacy and Health Literacy Tools in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: A Mixed Method Study Introduction Health literacy is a vital component in effective health communication between pharmacists and patients (1). However, there is high prevalence of poor health literacy across different populations (2). Health literacy is defined by the Institution of Medicine (IOM) as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions” (3). This definition was modified by Berkman et al. (2010) to “the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, understand, and communicate about health-related information needed
“Negative or ambiguous relationships, poor credibility, conflicting belief systems, conflicting interests, and communication mismatches” are the five common barriers of communication (Burns, Bradley, & Weiner, 2011, p. 168). Healthcare staff and physicians must plan and strategies their approaches to communicating the clinical knowledge that they have to their patients and the patient’s family members who have limited or no clinical knowledge in order to turn the barriers into assets (Burns, Bradley, & Weiner, 2011). To do this, healthcare staff and physicians must attempt to view the particular situation from the perspective of the stakeholder’s. In other words, healthcare staff and physicians must put themselves in the stakeholder’s shoes, maybe imagine or remember their own limited understanding of clinical information before being trained in the clinical
(10 marks) Answer: In my opinion Crisis communication practices other then described by the author in the given article is that is follows the specific processes to enhance effectiveness of the communication. Practices that should be included in any crisis and health communication are as