The Seven Principles Of Patient-Clinician Communication

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For this paper I will define the seven principles of patient-clinician communication, how I apply each of these to my interactions with my patients, methods being used to improve interdisciplinary communication, the one that applies best to my area of practice and describe how I use it, the ethical principles that can be applied to issues in patient-clinician communication, and the importance of ethics in communication and how patient safety is influenced by good or bad team communication. Communication between patient and clinician is imperative for the best possible outcomes.
Principles of Communication
First I will define the seven principles of patient-clinician communication. The first concept is mutual respect, which is patient and
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I begin by showing respect to the patient and by letting the patient feel comfortable to assist them with sharing information. This principle is the first step towards a trustworthy patient-clinician relationship. After gaining mutual respect, harmonized goals is applied by completing my assessment using Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR). It is completed through the assessment and the development of the plan of care. A supportive environment is obtained with my patients by making them feel comfortable. This is done by showing them that I am trustworthy and by allowing them to ask questions and have the appropriate response. In doing so, this creates good rapport between the patient and clinician. I apply the principle of appropriate decision partners by allowing enough time spent with the patient to gather all the information needed to develop a plan of care and carry out the plan of care. I apply the principle, the right information, by allowing the patient to make informed decisions regarding their care. I provide them with the information I am allowed to provide within my scope of practice. Some information may only be given by a physician. I apply transparency and full disclosure by providing my patients with honest accurate information regarding their diagnosis and care options. I must be sympathetic, but give detailed explanations concerning such …show more content…
I work on a general surgery unit. If I get an admission during my shift, I have to get an understanding of the patient’s diagnosis. It is important for me to ask questions and get a clear picture of the patient’s symptoms and communicate this information with other health care team members involved. I need to ask questions to get a background of why the patient is being admitted. It is also important for me to get the patient’s medical history. I need to perform an assessment on the patient, including vital signs. I also look at labs and testing that was completed. I need to contact the physician with any abnormal vitals, labs, or testing. Recommendations are based on my assessment of the

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