Health Care Communication

1347 Words Jan 28th, 2012 6 Pages
Personal and Professional Health Care Communication Paper
HCS/350
Health Care Communication
University of Phoenix

Personal & Professional Healthcare Communication Paper Professional and effective communication is a vital ingredient to safe and high quality nursing practice. Proper communication with other co-workers, physicians, ancillary staff, patients, and their families is a required skill necessary for all practicing, professional healthcare professionals. Communicating with others has become second nature to us, but are we communicating properly with one another on a day to day basis? The purpose of this paper is to define healthcare communication, identify the relevancy of effective personal healthcare communication with
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Because the communication process is so complex and dynamic there is an infinite amount of opportunities for sending and receiving incorrect messages. All too frequently, communication is faulty resulting in misperceptions and misunderstandings (Northouse & Northouse, 1998). Now that we have defined health care communication, this paper will now identify and discuss the relevancy of effective personal healthcare communication with other healthcare professionals and clients/patients; along with the relevancy of effective professional healthcare communication has on health outcomes. Proper communication between fellow nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals is imperative in order to deliver safe and high quality care that all patients deserve. Proper personal communication with co-workers and our clients/patients establish rapport with others, builds strong relationships, and lays the foundation for beneficial outcomes. We must not forget that our patients are just as much apart of the healthcare team just as other healthcare professionals; therefore, we must communicate openly, honestly, and effectively with all members of our team. Just as we communicate with our co-workers about patient assessments, nursing interventions, processes, evaluations, and measurable outcomes; we must relay that same information to our patients.…