Effective Communcation Skills

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Today we will discuss the different effective communication skills when it comes to a healthcare environment. Which involves how does effective communication incorporate the basic elements of communication? How do the basic elements of effective communication differ from the basic rules of health care communication? How might a provider encourage a reluctant consumer to communicate candidly? How might cultural differences influence communication? All of these will determine how effective the communication is in a health care setting. Communication is the process of sharing information, thoughts and feelings between people through speaking, writing or body language. Effective communication extends the concept to require that transmitted content is received and understood by someone in the way it was intended. The goals of effective communication include creating a common perception, changing behaviors and acquiring information. (What is Effective Communication? 2010) In order to have any type of communication skills first you must know your basics like eye contact is really important. It makes you feel connected to the person(s) you are talking to. When you have confidence it makes you feel good about yourself and makes you communicate more effectively to the other peers that you are talking to. Speech the way you present the information, the ability to listen effectively. Last repeating the information back, to make sure you have it correctly before you deliver the message. Health communication is a vital topic for research because everyone interacts with health care professionals at one point of life, encounters health-related messages in theprocess wither it is a health issue or a family member health, (Centre for the Study of Communication and Culture Volume 21 (2002) No. 3).When dealing with Interpersonal communication you must be clear, thorough and
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