Importance of effective communication in healthcare

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1. Discuss the importance of effective communication in the personal relationship, the therapeutic relationship, and the relationship within the interprofessional health-care team.

2. What similarities and differences can you identify among the above interactions?

3. Explain the concept of congruence between verbal and nonverbal communication.

4. There are many pitfalls to electronic communication. Identify a situation in which an electronic form of communication may result in a miscommunication. What other method of communication would have been more effective?

5. How have you seen SBAR used during your clinical experiences?

6- Develop a hand-off report for yourself. Include items that you believe are pertinent for safe and effective nursing care. Refer to the information in the chapter for creating this report form. Using the information from the chapter, determine the effectiveness of the system currently in use on your unit for communicating shift-to-shift reports.

7-Dr. Roberts comes into the nurses’ station demanding, “Where are Mr. Adams’s lab reports? I ordered these stat, and they’re not here! Who’s responsible for this patient?” How would you, as the nurse, respond?

8-Explain the concept of accountability in delegation. What are the legal ramifications of accountability in delegation?

9. Dennie and Elias arrive in the unit for the 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. shift. Both nurses completed orientation 4 weeks ago. They find that they will be the only two RNs on the floor that night. There is a census of 48 clients. The remaining staff consists of two NAPs/UAPs and one LPN. What are the responsibilities of the RN, NAP/UAP, and LPN? Can Dennie and Elias effectively delegate client care tasks and care safely for all 48 clients? Use the Delegation Tree to make your decisions.

10. Discuss the differences between direct delegation and indirect delegation.

1. You have to observe delegation procedures in your assigned unit:

A-What considerations does the RN take into account when delegating patient care?

2-You have to look at the unit census and prioritize the patient care:

A- Give the rationale for your choices.

3.Answer the following questions during your clinical experiences:

a. What specific tasks did your patients require that you might have been able to delegate?

b. How effective was your nurse/preceptor in delegating tasks to others?

c. How did your nurse/preceptor ensure that the tasks were completed safely and appropriately?


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Health discussion question
Question #1
Effective communication plays a crucial role in personal relationship, therapeutic relationship
and in the relationship between inter-professional healthcare team. Effective communication in
personal relationship makes it possible for the speaker to express themselves. As such, they can
be understood allowing for continuity of communication. Effective communication in
therapeutic relationship makes it possible for the speaker to be understood preventing them from
being misjudged. That way, it is possible to assist them overcome their problem. Lastly, effective
communication in inter-professional healthcare presents nurses with an opportunity to seek
clarification from others in a different healthcare facility regarding a medical condition they
could be experiencing. That presents them with an opportunity to overcome such a condition.
Question #2
The similarity in the above interactions is the fact that communication has been used as a tool to
solve problems being experienced in each situation. The main difference in the above interaction
is the channel of communication adopted for each conversation. Different types of interaction
call for adoption of different channels of communication.
Question #3

Congruence in verbal and nonverbal communication refers to the fact that the verbal message
presented by a speaker matches their nonverbal communication. The ability to match these two
makes it easier for the target audience to understand the message being sent to them by the
Question #4
Email is an example of electronic miscommunication. To enhance the typing ability of a
computer user, emails have auto-complete feature. Therefore, once when a medical practitioner
is composing an email, the auto-complete feature may complete words wrongly. As such,
sending such an email will result in confusion. To avoid such an occurrence, proofreading makes
it possible to correct such errors. Calling to pass the message would have been more effective
method as it will allow the sender and the receiver of the message to interact more making it
possible to solve the existing challenge.
Question #5
SBAR comes in handy in healthcare as it is a means to enhance communication in healthcare.
SBAR makes it possible for nurses to c...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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