HCA 230 Week 1 CheckPoint 1 Health Communication

HCA 230 Week 1 CheckPoint 1 Health Communication - Week 1:...

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Week 1: CheckPoint: Health Communication Health communication consists of five components: Source, Channel, Receiver, Destination and Message. Source is the individual responsible for conveying the message. The sources message is essential to promote health communication because without a source there would be no communication to deliver. Without a source information regarding health would not be communicated. An example of the source is a patient providing important health information pertaining to their allergies. The channel is a form of communication. The source relays communication through the channel which can be face-to-face, group, media, or community interaction. The channel allows communication to move from one person to another. Without the channel communication could not be possible. For example, the nurse wants to communicate about a patient allergy but cannot find a channel to deliver the message to the doctor who then prescribes the wrong medication. The receiver receives the sources message through the channel. Communication is
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course HCA 230 230 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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