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Unformatted text preview: 1 I nteractive Communication: The Implementation of Open Ended Questions Bahareh Seifikabir Psychology 198G Reaction Paper #6 Dr. Hammond May 9, 2010 I nteractive Communication: 2 The Implementation of Open Ended Questions It is interesting that when comes to taking care of the elderly with dementia, the caregivers (i.e. members of family, volunteers, nurses and doctors) often find that coming up with methods of interacting effectively with the elder suffering with Alzheimers or dementia can require much thought and effort. However, I have found that they are vital to the residents health and well-being. Communication has become the buzzword for not only healthcare professionals but also for those are in the business of dealing with the public. It is clear that good communication skills can strengthen interactions with peers and coworkers as well as with patients and other healthcare professionals. During my one-on-one training with Air Force Village Wests activities director, I learned that the key to communication is based on adopting interactive communication skills, which essentially means the transfer of information meaningful to both the messenger and recipient. The challenge is that the messenger may deliver the intended message and its meaning to the receiver in a manner that it was not originally intended....
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This note was uploaded on 08/16/2010 for the course PSYC 198G taught by Professor Hummel during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.
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