HCA 230 week 1 checkpoint Health Communication Communication in healthcare is one of the most important parts physicians and their staff must have, it is the foundation of healthcare delivery. If you do not have the capability of communicating with the patients you cannot get to the root of the problem to determine the best treatment to provide, if you cannot communicate with other healthcare workers then the system breaks down. There are several main reasons to study health communication. Communication is crucial to the success of healthcare encounters. Without it, caregivers cannot hear patients’ concerns, make diagnoses, share their recommendations, or follow-up on treatment outcomes. (The McGraw−Hill Companies, 2004) Communication is an important source of personal confidence and coping ability. Health professionals are less likely to experience burnout when they are confident about their communication skills. Likewise, patients cope best when they feel comfortable discussing
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