CheckPoint Health Communication

CheckPoint Health - problem it promotes compassion without it people could become distant and won’t see anyone about their problem Everyone wants

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The components of health communication are personal goals, process, interdependence, sensitivity, and shared meaning. When it comes to the process people are trying to understand everyone around them. This is needed when trying to figure out where the illness came from, while making phone calls to confirm any concerns or questions they might have. If this did not happen then that patient could be misdiagnosed. In personal goals the people are involved with patients and their caregivers. When having personal goals it helps with health communication by allowing people not to be scared of the doctor or to even be afraid to tell the doctor what is wrong with them. Being sensitive is another component because when a patient tells you the
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Unformatted text preview: problem it promotes compassion, without it people could become distant and won’t see anyone about their problem. Everyone wants to feel like they are cared about and if they are then they will trust the doctor with their concerns. When it comes to shared meaning it is when both parties understand the motive behind each other’s words. Saying something to a friend that knows you well can mean something totally different to a total stranger. Without all these components, patients would not know how to produce how they are feeling to a doctor or nurse and these providers would not know what to do to help the patient....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course HCA 230 taught by Professor Health during the Spring '02 term at University of Phoenix.

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