Patient-Clinician Communication Assessment

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Question Description

This assessment requires you address the following topics:

  • Define the seven principles of patient- clinician communication
  • Explain how you apply each of these to your interactions with your own patients
  • Describe the three methods being used to improve interdisciplinary communication
  • Choose the one that you think applies best to your own area of practice, or the one that your area of practice currently uses, and clearly describe how you use it.
  • Explain the ethical principles that can be applied to issues in patient-clinician communication
  • Explain the importance of ethics in communication and how patient safety is influenced by good or bad team communication

Make sure you also include a clear, separate introduction and conclusion as a part of this assignment, as these are worth separate points on the grading rubric.

This assessment is aligned with course objective 6 and the module objectives.

Points: 40


Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)

Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate,Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.


Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 6th edition formatting, citations and references. Click here to download the Microsoft Word APA 6th edition template. Make sure you cross-reference the APA 6th edition book as well before submitting the assignment.

Number of Pages/Words

Unless otherwise specified all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title and reference pages.

Tutor Answer

School: UC Berkeley



Patient-Clinician Communication
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Patient-Clinician Communication
Effective and consistent patient-clinician communication is linked to patient safety,
satisfaction, and increased health outcomes. On the other hand, communication breakdowns
contribute to health disparities. Understanding the seven principles of communication,
enhancing interdisciplinary communication and observing biomedical ethics enhances
patient-clinician communication.
Principles of patient-clinician communication
They include (Kurtz, Draper, & Silverman, 2016):
Mutual respect, this is viewing both the patient and clinician as full-decision making
partners. Each party should respect the insights and opinions of the other raise. I practice this
by allowing my patients to express their feeling/opinions in care delivery and holding
discussion for joint decision-making.
The second principle, harmonized goal, fosters the presence of common goals on the
care plan. I strive to ensure my patients understand the benefits and risks of the care plan to
encourage agreement of the care goals. More so, I ensure to integrate and align the patient’s
goals into the care plan goals to inspire mutual goals between myself and the patient.
The third principle is providing a supportive environment which entails making th...

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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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