This paper will explain the seven principles of patient-clinician communication. It will then apply three of those principles to my interactions with my patients. Next, it will describe three methods being used in my area of practice to improved communication between the patients and clinicians. It will ultimately choose one of those principles that applies best to my practice and clearly describe how I use it. It will describe ethical principles that can be applied to issues with patient-clinician communication.
(3) When charting documenting everything, and practice by the standard of care. (4) Never attempt to alter the medical records. (5) Do not diagnose or prescribe over the phone, and be prepared to apologize. Better communication and trust are the keys to avoid litigation (Malloy,
When communicating with any individual it is my responsibility to consider and ensure that I adopt an appropriate style and method of communication. The style and method I choose to adopt will of course depend on the nature of the type of information needing to be shared and gained and also the individual whom I am interacting with. Effective communication within the care setting is paramount. The way in which we communicate can have both positive and negative impacts on relationships.
When communicating with the elderly clients, there will inevitably be situations where communicative barriers are presented. It is always important to remember to treat the client as normally as possible, and to show respect to foster a good therapeutic relationship with the client. A few examples of barriers due to physiological changes include loss of hearing and vision. Therapeutic techniques that can be employed to overcome these barriers include; approach the client from the front and maintain position in front of the client when communicating, reduce noise and other distractions, avoid eating or drinking when speaking, use a clear tone and normal rate of speech. An example of a cognitive barrier to therapeutic communication is the presence
It is difficult to describe my entire experience with osteopathic medicine, as it has played a large part in who I am. Throughout my life, I have lived and participated in the osteopathic community. From physician father to physician friends or from my own personal family doctor, I have been exposed to the osteopathic physician. I have spent time in an osteopathic clinic. I have worked with the disabled.
Osteopathic Assessment : Listen with your body Ever wondered why an osteopath can say a lot about you even though you just met? Do osteopath’s read your minds? What kind of assessments do osteopaths do? Why do we notice habits that even you do not notice? Why can an osteopath tell a lot about you after your first session?
For communicating in this situation I should promote active listening and open questioning. This should help me to find out as much information as possible which should lead to a more thorough conclusion. Also clear and concise interaction with other professionals like the multi-disciplinary team is highly important. To solve a lot of problems that may arise when caring I will need to show assertiveness and good advocacy skills.
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.
Communication is an essential piece of caring for patients. Multiple team members will collaborate when providing patient care. It is crucial that critical information is included in the numerous hand-offs that will occur. A lack of communication will definitely put the patient at an increased risk for errors and threaten patient safety. It is essential to include all members of the team.
She must understand the doctor's instructions and the patient's concerns. Her communications skills focus on both giving and receiving information as well as creating an environment of confidence. Some consequences of ineffective communication can be chaos, confusion, disorder, fear, conflict, inefficient systems, and wasted resources (Vertino, 2014). An ineffective communication can lead to errors in patient’s misdiagnosis and even medication on admission, during hospital stay, and after discharge, and whether these errors were potentially harmful.
Summary sentence 7: In the final paragraph of the article, it mainly talks about how osteopathy is becoming more serious and how they are coming into New York faster and stronger. Before reading this essay I had many thoughts on osteopathy. After graduating from Concord University I plan to attend to the Osteopathic School of Medicine in Lewisburg West Virginia. I was very curious about how patients perceive osteopathic doctors because they have different initials than actual Doctors. The article opened my eyes to how DO doctors are treated compared to MD doctors.
Introduction Healthcare systems genuinely desire to provide the best possible, error-free care and treatment without causing any injury or harm to their patients and families (Gluyas & Morrison, 2013). The Australian government thru the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHSC) gathered a remarkable set of standards to safeguard patients (ACSQHSC, 2014). National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) are launched for the continual improvement and implementation of health practices and services with safety and consistency (Hamilton, Gibberd & Harrison, 2014). This discussion will be focusing the rationale for the implementation of national standards across Australia and three selected standards which
Introduction Clear and effective communication between health care provider and patient is one of the most important pieces of receiving healthcare. Communication helps to develop trusting relationships, relay patient symptoms to the physician, develop a care plan, reduce errors, and ensure patient participation. Lack of adequate communication, such as with the Limited English Proficient (LEP) patient, can lead to medical errors, disparities, and diminished access of this population to needed healthcare (“Health Centers”, 2004). LEP is defined as “anyone above the age of five who reported speaking English less than ‘very well’” (Zong & Batalova, 2015).
Without strong communications, this team may not find their balance. It is important to collaborate and build this trust among the office members. The doctors can’t effectively lead change without the understanding of the staff to make the necessary