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Precis 3 In this journal article regarding verbal communication, the author points out how vital it is to correctly receive and transmit information in a medical setting. Whether it be patient-to-doctor communication, or patient-to-nurse-to-doctor, the same message needs to get from the first mouth to the last ear. The author points out that, like the game of telephone, valuable data can be lost or misinterpreted when information is transferred verbally. To make matters worse, health care communication problems stem from the fact that clinicians receive little formal education on how to correctly and efficiently verbally communicate with one another. While they do receive adequate training on how to communicate with patients, it is with the co-workers where verbal communication becomes more difficult. To make matters worse, emergency situations that can raise tension and require faster decision-making can lead to poor communication. Additionally, unlike the clear rules that exist for written medical documentation, there are
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course COM 4930 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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