The Importance Of Patient Safety And Professional Communication

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workers are educated to make sure they understand the most effective ways in which they can deliver comprehensive and secure care for their patients. Patient safety and professional communication are inherently intertwined, you cannot have one principle without the other and both are needed to be carried out effectively in order for patients to receive the best possible care. Patient Safety is characterised as the many strategies healthcare workers implement and undertake to ensure that patients are not harmed by their healthcare system; patient safety is compromised when healthcare workers fail to make decisions that best suit the patient and fail to properly communicate with the patient through their healthcare experience (American Medical…show more content…
Patient Centred care, is an approach to healthcare which places the patients at the centre of their healthcare journey and makes the patient an essential and indispose-able asset in the healthcare system. Patient centred care is about a complete transparency between healthcare professionals and their patients to ensure that patients have a comprehensive understanding of the treatment they are undergoing and have a valued input in their healthcare treatment. Healthcare professionals that enact and utilise patient centred care effectively communicate with their patients to ensure the patient has a comprehensive understanding of their entire healthcare course (Levett-Jones, Gilligan, Outram, & Horton, 2014). The clarity provided through the effective communication means that the patient's safety is amplified as their cultural and phycological needs are accounted for and met. When a patient is subject to patient centred care, it maintains their dignity through the care process and evokes their preferences in their treatment which means that patients feel effectively communicated with and have a greater trust in their healthcare system (Levett-Jones, Macdonald-Wicks, & Oates,…show more content…
When patients are treated with the principals of patient centred care, their phycological, emotional, cultural and physical safety and security become of the utmost importance and it is ensured that patients are protected from harm and are receiving the best possible care and that their healthcare professionals are making the most logical and practical decisions for their health. To ensure that patient safety is maintained to the highest regard and that effective communication is taking place between patients and healthcare professionals, through documentation of all aspects of a patient's healthcare progress and process are taken and put into the patient's record. The maintenance of the patient record ensures that all patients receive the best possible care in their health care system. This is why as a healthcare professional it should be of most importance to understand the principals of patient centred care and to have a continuous and effective dialogue with your patients because above all else this is what maintains the highest levels of patient
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