Professionalism: Nonverbal Communication and Facial Expressions

775 WordsAug 6, 20124 Pages
Professional Dress Questions Q1) Do you think Mindy dresses appropriately for the medical facility? Why or Why not? A: No. Her hair has different colors and the outfit she is wearing is revealing and street like. Also, she made no attempt to hide her tattoos, she has facial piercings and she is wearing flip-flops. Q2) Mindy is always clean and sharp; she spends way more time than most people getting ready for work. But does her personal “style” detract from the facility’s aire of professionalism? A: Yes. The patients and other staff members will not be able to take her seriously since she does not take the time to look more suited for the environment in which she is…show more content…
I guess she does not have the capability to multitask. In scene 3, the woman is smiling which invites the patient to approach her and ask any questions or for help. In scene 4, the woman is more interested in painting her nails. The woman in scene 3 would be more likely to provide Mr. Colin with a pleasant and helpful experience. His future business at this clinic is probably guaranteed. Q2) Do you think facial expressions and body language play a big part in professionalism in the health sciences? A: Yes. When communicating with people in person, facial expressions and body language is observed. These two things can tell people if you are listening, bored, upset, interested, nervous, happy or annoyed. It is important to be aware of the body language and facial expressions presented to your co-workers. Q3) Think of a time when non-verbal elements changed the outcome of a communication. What were the circumstances? A: I was at a friend’s house and I asked her a question. She shrugged her shoulders and raised her eyebrow. Being the person that I am, I felt these gestures were rude and an argument ensued. Q4) Can people use non-verbal signals to help resolve
Open Document