Communication Theory Paper
The most important aspect of taking care of patients is good communication, when working in an organization such as Hospice or in any other health care organization like it. Every health care setting, including Hospice could be challenged by the differences in culture between the patient and the caregiver, gender differences, and the possibility that the caregiver would not be able to communicate with the patients who he or she is tending to. An organization could make changes to how a caregiver completes his or her tasks, by reviewing a patient, making sure that he or she feels comfortable in the Hospice services environment and how patients, employees, and the patient’s family members view a patient and his or her caregivers interactions (American Psychological Assoc.). This paper will examine the effects of gender and cultural differences on communication within Hospice and other organizations like it. In this paper the subject to examine is the effects of communication between patients, managers, caregivers, coworkers, families, and how caregivers can improve on his or her communication skills.
Gender Differences (Women)
The Hospice care organization employs both men and women to care for the health of their patients. Men and women are most likely to use a different style of communication or a different type of approach while he or she goes about his or her daily duties related to his or her job. Women employees are most likely to have stronger communication skills than men when they interact with patients, family members, their supervisors, and their coworkers. This may be likely, because women tend to use nonverbal communication skills. Women are most likely to build a personal relationship with family members and the patient (Du Pre, A., 2005). The female workers may be more comfortable taking care of the opposite sex patients than what a man would be in this type of organization. Women tend to spend more time meeting a...