Hi Marie, I could not agree more with you that miscommunication in medical field can cost a life. As medical professionals, we have to be vigilant to what is going on with our patients or residents. Personal issues should not interfere in providing care. However, there are instances that personal issues get in the way of patient care. I believe that your co-worker must have considered you a threat; otherwise she would have expounded her handoff report. Healthy competition at the workplace usually promotes improvement and should not cost or compromise a patient’s life. Thanks for the post. Alma
My patient, C.R., came into the hospital due to chronic renal failure (CRF). He was scheduled to have his second round of dialysis done on the intensive care unit (ICU). Dialysis nurse was present in the room, setting up the machine for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and noticed that the patient went into symptomatic supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Being thrown into SVT causes the heart rate to speed up over 150 and can cause the patient to have pain in their chest, feeling lightheaded and fatigued, and have shortness of breath. At the same time, C.R.’s nurse walked into the room and the patient’s rhythm converted into ventricular tachycardia (VT). At the time the patient converted to VT, he became
When I was doing my task and journals the past week I faced some challenges. For example, developing complex structures was really challenging for me because I didn’t have a solid knowledge of basic grammar. Also I was disappointed with my development on the last important assignment (the CAP) and that was emotionally affecting me. Another equally important reason was the incorrect use of the punctuation marks. So when I really understood the reasons of my problems, I started to study harder all the basic and complex structures in order to be able to be a stronger and better writer.
While analyzing question one from Deborah Tannen’s perspective on the connection of miscommunication in marriages and high divorce rates, I agreed with you when you stated that men tend to talk more in public situations and less at home compared to women. I agreed with you because Deborah Tannen and her sources noted that men tend to talk in public situations and less at home compared to women.
As a student experiencing formal education for over 15 years, writing essays, research papers and narrative stories presents itself as nothing new. Every student has a specific writing method ingrained in his or her brain and after years of practice, very little thought goes into creating a formal literary piece. The Lunsford humanizes the methodology of producing quality writing and it characterizes a piece of writing into something more than just a class assignment. Rhetorical situations delve into the complexity of communication through writing. Surrounding the context of a piece of writing there is a topic that needs to be clearly stated, an opinion to be portrayed, and an audience to be thought about. An appropriate topic for a writer to elaborate on is one that either puzzles or interests them. This allows the writer to be engaged in his or her writing and provide a method of effective communication. The opinion on the topic allows the writer to be individual and portray the
Pupil B has learnt oppositional and defiant behaviours towards adults who try and enforce school structures. The effect is that during this behaviour B is not expected to engage. On these occasions, behaviour often results in screaming, throwing furniture or running and hiding. The latter is also learnt behaviour from his background. When upset, B will conceal himself in very small places where he will engage in self-harming.
Brian Watson talks about the communication problems that Information Technology professionals have to deal with in his article named, “Failure to Communicate”. Watson also presents his ideas on the communication skills of chief information officers (CIO) of companies and he mentions that there are several intrinsic obstacles in the quest of a CIO to become a better communicator. The author also goes on to say that most CIO’s have career paths that are not built on strong communication skills. He then suggests that CIO’s should think of innovative ways to mingle with their team and pay attention to the communication problems troubling their bosses.
Educational untruthfulness is a very bad affair at Ashford University institute. It is any performance which indecorously influences the assessment of a scholar’s educational accomplishment or attainment. A lot of scholars struggle at some point in their academic careers. During the past weeks at college in the course of my depression I have displayed educational wrongdoing. It contains, but is not narrow to, imitation, misappropriation, and misrepresentation. Misappropriation frequently goes on a scholar’s record and this can interfere with their aptitude to relocating to a new college or go to advanced school. Realizing that I have been set on university trial is alarming and unsatisfactory. Not only have I failed the academic moral codes
By now I think I've made it quite apparent that one of my biggest pet peeves is miscommunication. I pride myself on being a first-rate communicator. I may not be perfect at it, but I try really, really, REALLY hard to choose my words carefully - both in speaking and in writing. So, when something I've said or written gets misconstrued, it makes me CRAZY! To make matters worse, sometimes the more I try to explain myself, the more confusing the situation seems to become because people, in general, do not always know how to LISTEN. I include myself in that category. Being a good listener is definitely a skill one must continually practice. When these situations happen, it makes me want to run off to some secluded place, never again having
Authoritarian is when parents use shame, humiliation, anger, or physical discipline. Permissive parents impose few restrictions on the children. Authoritative parents do not employ shame, humiliation, or physical punishment but do maintain rules and limits.
However, “...father- child differences in values may be more strongly associated with family and child adjustment than mother-child differences,” (Relations...Parent-Child – pg 14.) Since fathers are typically the head of the house, especially in many Asian immigrant families, they are the ones to enforce the rules and punish the child or children. This leaves no question that a child, especially one trying to find themselves, will rebel against their rule making strict father; creating a strain in the relationship with their father who can't seem to understand the child's rebellion toward him, his rules, and their culture. Along with problems any family could go through, “Language barriers may present concrete obstacles to effective communication, which may increase the likelihood of intense conflict,” (Relations...Parent-Child – pg 3.) When growing up in America, English is the language taught in schools and spoken pretty much everywhere. This serves as a problem for immigrant parents that have children who pick up English faster than their native tongue. This causes a strain in parent-child communication. However this is not the only problem with communication.
In 2007 a study conducted by L.L. Charlés, resulted in an analysis on the Jefferson high school incident, this revealed several interactional communication strategies. The communication strategies that Charlés found being used consist of (a) effectively utilizing team process, (b) joining, (c) making sense of behavior in context, (d) utilizing information from the larger system, (e) achieving conversational flexibility, (f) attending to process, (g) taking a ‘‘go slow’’ approach, and (h) using the language of the hostage taker.
From this article, we can know that a girl who was stricken by severe abdominal pain wanted to go hospital and called an ambulance, but the ambulance has been delayed for some reason. She wanted to get downstairs so she could wave down the ambulance. She leaned against her car but when she was hit by a sudden severe pain she collapsed on the edge of the footpath. Most people saw her and just walked past and made comments. A couple of them made disparaging comments. They might think that I am a drunk or homeless person. Luckily, someone did stop and ask if she was all right, and a woman stayed with her till the ambulance arrived. The author appeal that if we see some people collapses on street, we can check they're okay. Don’t assume the person
Efficacious multidisciplinary communication and collaboration amongst those involved in the provision of patient care is linked to improved patient outcomes, moreover, collaboration and communication are the most effective deterrents to medical mistakes (Lancaster, Kolakowsky-Hayner, Kovacich, & Greer-Williams, 2015). Frequently, unresolved conflict leads to ineffective communication and inferior working relationships that affect patient safety and care quality. Continuing conflict between caregivers will erode trust and consequently, result in ineffectual team dynamics that may lead to a decreased quality of care and patient harm (Bowers & Ferron, 2014).