Improving The Health And Wellbeing Of An Individual

1425 Words Jan 5th, 2015 6 Pages
Select any two factors which must be considered by a HCP and discuss how they enable the HCP to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals

Introduction

In the field of healthcare, effective communication and teamwork can have direct ramification on patient morbidity and mortality as well as the health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals (Royal College of Nursing Policy statement, 2006). This paper will discuss exactly how both communication and teamwork in healthcare between healthcare professionals and patients can improve the health and wellbeing of an individual, physically and mentally. Research has shown that when there is strong use of communication and teamwork in a healthcare setting, they can improve the health and safety of a patient (Quality Safety Health Care, 2004).

Communication – Improving the Health and Wellbeing of an Individual

In order to become successful as a healthcare professional, you need communication. Effective communication occurs with effective collaboration and teamwork. As a healthcare professional, being unable to interact with your patient or liaise with your healthcare team can immediately destroy the relationship between the healthcare professional and the patient, which in that case can lead to many problems. According to the NHS constitution, the most common complaints in the NHS are related to poor communication (NHS England, 2010). The National Patient Safety Agency (2007) suggests that the key to improving patient’s…
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