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Healthcare Interpersonal Communication
Journalism & Communication
Pages 6 (1506 words)
EFFECTIVE INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PATIENTS AND THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS Effective Interpersonal Communication Communication, especially in the interpersonal level, is known to satisfy different human needs, which involve the physical, identity, social and practical realms, among others (Adler and Proctor, 2011, Chapter 1, pp.
Communication is important in practically all human endeavors, especially in the provision of healthcare. The Mental and Physical Health Platform noted that “better communication and cooperation between medical disciplines, careers, families and service users, must be prioritized to ensure a 360° approach to mental and physical health” (Bowis et al., n.d., p. 1). All those involved in healthcare- health professionals, patients and family members should be able to communicate well as part of good practices in improved recognition, monitoring, diagnosis and management of health problems. Likewise, the Mental and Physical Health Platform recognized that implementation of “measures for improved health literacy, access to better health promoting services, information and advice on lifestyle changes and other factors “ is pat of empowering the “service users together with their families and careers”. Definitely, effective communication is vital in this empowerment. Ensuring effective communication is a great task which should be pursued by the healthcare providers. There are communication problems which have to be identified, and properly solved to guarantee the desired results in healthcare provision and management: health, survival and quality of life. ...
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