Personal and Professional Healthcare Communication Paper

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Personal and Professional Healthcare Communication Paper Kelle Bishop University of Phoenix Online Student Heath Care Communication HCS/350 Ann Cinco November 23, 2009 Personal and Professional Healthcare Communication Paper How we communicate effects everything we do. Whether talking to patients and family members, speaking in a team meeting, or talking with our children’s teacher at a conference, communication is how we learn information, teach information and express our concerns. With this paper I will discuss; the definitions of healthcare communication, the relevancy of effective personal healthcare communication with other healthcare professionals, clients, and patients, the relevancy of effective professional healthcare…show more content…
Community hospitals commonly do not have interdisciplinary work teams but use pharmacists, physical therapists, and nutritionists as consultants when ordered by physicians.”(Arford, 2005, p. 73) “The cultural perspective of organizational behavior is the most contemporary framework for understanding why people behave the way they do at work. Cultural theorists such as Schein and Zwell describe organizations as having unique, distinctive cultures. The shared values and beliefs of a culture create behavioral norms in the culture. If an individual values autonomy and believes autonomy is earned by following orders, the individual will follow orders. If an individual values autonomy and believes autonomy is earned by advanced education, the individual will acquire advanced education. Professions as well as organizations have unique cultures. Although medicine and nursing both value the well-being of patients, the two professions differ as to their beliefs regarding the definition of well-being and how it is achieved. Although this cultural diversity is a strength within the overall context of the patient's plan of care, these divergent beliefs can result in a dismissing or devaluing of each other's point of view and contribution to the whole. Our professional cultures socialize us into
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