The Seven Principles Of Patient-Clinician Communication

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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. Finally, it will explain the importance of ethics in communication and how patient safety is influenced by good or bad team communication. The first method of communication is mutual respect. The patient and clinician have a partnership based on trust. The patient has respect for the clinician 's experience and the clinician has respect for the patient 's wishes, needs, concerns and builds on past experience to meet immediate needs. (Paget, 2011). The second method of communication is Harmonized goals. This is when the patient and nurse both agree to a plan of care for the patient. This includes aspects such as the patient knowing the risks, benefits, and implications of procedures. Certain accommodations should be made including language, cultural differences, and low health literacy. (Paget, 2011). The third method of communication is having a supportive environment. This is having, "the comfort and ability of the patient and clinician to speak
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