Patient-Clinician Communication

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the different interdisciplinary methods of patient-clinician communication. This topic is important to me because having the ability to be effective in my communication results in satisfaction, fulfillment, quality, safety, contentment, and peace. After writing this paper I hope to learn the many different techniques and skills to increase and sharpen my level of communication. I hope this new knowledge will inspire me to continually keep an open mind, while being considerate, to all the different channels of communication that can be implemented into my practice. Nurses need to know the benefits of communication because in our profession, we interact with patients during their most vulnerable states. …show more content…
The three are; situational briefing guide (SBAR), Team headings, and Multidisciplinary Rounds. These three methods of communication are all patient-centered sharing the same goal of improving the patient overall outcome and safety. Starting with situational briefing guide, the acronym SBAR is used for the nurse to recognize their own capabilities and limits while emboldening them to present suggestions to the physicians in the patient care. SBAR is a structured technique for communication that is easy to remember allowing health care professionals to work together adequately through efficient and accurate communication. Sharing the same goals, improving the quality of care and providing patient safety is the main goal (Paget et al., June 2011). In describing the SBAR the S Is for Situation. This wants the nurse to first identify him or herself and mention which unit they are calling from. Then explain the specific situation that you are calling for, providing the patients name, vital signs, and code status. The B-Background has the nurse inform the physician the patients reason for visit and their medical history along with current medications, clergies, prior procedures and any pertinent lab or diagnostic results. A-Assessment is after doing your interview and physical assessment in the patient you share your clinical impressions as to what could be possibly occurring with the …show more content…
Defining each, Justice is a moral obligation to treat all people equally, respectfully, and fairly regardless of their economic reasons, ethnic background, social status, disability, or sexual preferences. An example would be a homeless patient is brought in to a hospital seeking medical intervention, as a nurse, we must provide and offer the same medical attention to that specific patient as we would to someone that is an upstanding citizen. Because this patient is vulnerable and oppressed does not give us the power to pick and choice the medical needs that are required. Justice is for all. Beneficence is defined as an action that takes place to purposefully prevent the possibility of any harm that could effect the patient or what actions could improve the patients overall situation by promoting what is best for the patient. This includes spiritual and psychological health as well. Examples are administering vaccination, education on prevention, performing CPR, calming a patient down that is agitated and combative, or even choosing to request pain medication for the patient that doesn’t have a voice. These are act of beneficence. Nonmaleficence requires nurses and all medical staff, to avoid causing purposeful harm to the patient as well as to refrain from any feelings of malice that we might encounter. However, this act can be

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