Communication Is Essential For Good Communication

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This assignment focuses on: communication, its definition, further explores its meaning to nursing and how communication develops. Communication is essential in everyday life and it is vital in conducting any aspect of business. It is an operation that involves a few stages, whereby actions and words are conveyed in a way that makes it easier for the listening person to understand and make sense of all that is being said (Rayudu, C.S 2010). While communication, whereby a person communicated via noises and stares to send messages has been an existing activity for over “two million years” (Rayudu, C. S 2010), it remains a complex phenomenon. It is always essential for good communication to be conducted effectively in health settings, as poor communication may lead to conflicts between nurses and patients, inadvertently leading to poor delivery of care in cases such as, the inquiry into failings at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust (Francis, 2013, Department of Health, 2013, Hawthorn, Maureen 2015).
In nursing, communication forms one of the ‘6Cs’ (Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment) core competences integral in the execution of the profession (Royal College of Nursing 2015). The need for effective communication has been highlighted by high profile cases where unfortunately innocent young and old lives have been lost for example; failings at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation and the Baby Peter’s case. (Community care 2009, Francis Report
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