Communication And Human Communication : The Importance Of Communication

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Communication is crucial in relationships between people, because it transfers information or thoughts to help them to be on the same page or get to know each other. However, all kinds of communication are not effective. People need to learn how to productively communicate to get the best understanding. Animals can communicate, but humans have a better communication system and I do believe this is one of the reasons why humans are at the highest level of the animal kingdom. Therefore, humans can owe their success as the apex species to the ability to extensively and efficiently communicate with one another. From this, we can see the importance of the communication, which is very important in all places like hospitals. When the health professional has to deliver bad news to patients or patients’ families, they try to use the best method to relieve the sadness and shock. In the journal, “Strategies to ensure effective and empathetic delivery of bad news,” Carole Palmer discusses about delivering bad news to patients with lung cancer or mesothelioma at diagnosis. “Effective communication is paramount in the health professional and the patient” (Palmer) because it allows the “development of a rapport, facilitates the exchange of information, and is central to informed treatment decision making and patient autonomy.” Lung cancer and mesothelioma are “impossible to be good news” so health professionals need to learn the best way to deliver this bad news. Box 1 lists the
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