Checkpoint: Health Communication The major components of health communication are process, personal goals, interdependence, sensitivity, and shared meaning. Process is a component where people are involved and promotes health communication with an ongoing effort to understand each other and the world around them. An example of process is making sure that before important doctor visits or surgeries are receiving all necessary information by following up with previous doctors as well as the patient being seen. Personal goals involves caregivers as well as their patients because it promotes health communication by each participant obtaining their own goals and expectations when receiving care or giving care. An example of personal goals is being able to be seen by a doctor in regular cases or during an emergency and your goal to them is trust in getting done what needs to be done and as for them there is goal is very important by keeping your trust and completing tasks for the procedure to be successful. Interdependence involves communicators which promotes health communication by being able to rely
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This note was uploaded on 08/01/2010 for the course ONLINE HCA 230 taught by Professor Susanlaber during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.