learn how government policies will affect them, and governments gain feedback on their policies and programs. The media are active participants in the policymaking process and can stimulate change or maintain the status quo. In speaking of groups, such as interest groups they are comprised of individuals with shared knowledge, status, or goals, and in which many cases these
groups advocate for political or social issues. Interests groups may use indirect tactics such as media campaigns, research, and public opinion polls in order to advance their cause. Calling in to a talk radio show could be another way to gain the attention of policymakers to listen to its citizens issues and proposals. It is giving the citizens the opportunity to talk about the policies at hand and give their feedback. It may not be the number one way to go about it, but it is another way to get our voices heard. Health communication is the study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health. Collaborative health communication is when health care professionals assume complementary roles and cooperatively work together, sharing responsibility for problem solving and making decisions to formulate and carry out plans for patient care. It is where critical information must be accurately communicated within healthcare facilities. When health care professionals are not communicating effectively, patient safety is at risk of several reasons: the lack of critical information, misinterpretation of information, unclear orders over the telephone, and overlooked changes in status. In hospitals, careful coordination of services between nurses, nursing assistants, physicians, and a variety of healthcare professionals must occur around the clock.
- Fall '19
- Health care provider, Talk radio