It is a way for professionals to embody and project change, to make a difference. Furthermore, the main focus of this paper is to define health care communication with emphasis on the relevancy of effective personal health care communication with other health care professionals, clients, and patients. It will also discuss the relevancy of effective professional health care communication to health outcomes as well as how the lack of effective personal and professional health care communications can contribute to poor health outcomes. The theories and principles of therapeutic communication in health care settings for the health care professional will also be incorporated. Definition of Health Care Communication According to the Centers for Disease Control and the National Cancer Institute, health care communication is "The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual decisions that enhance health."
The Health Belief Model (HBM) is a psychological model that is use in nursing to explain and predict health behaviors of patients diagnosed with chronic disease like MI. In educating the patient using this model, the nurse will focus on the attitudes and beliefs of the patient. The nurse will encourage the patient by educating to recognize and promptly response to signs and symptoms of any complication from the MI. In-depth education opportunities will be planned and evaluated. The overall goal is for the client to return to pre-hospital living condition in an improved state of wellness.
These links provide the key to a holistic understanding of health, which is central to the definition of health promotion. The concept of health promotion is based on the interpretation of social and cultural health, and disease. Health Promotion as defined by O’Donnell (2009) is “the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health”. Optimal health is a balance of physical, spiritual, psychological and social health. Health promotion enables people to increase control over their health and to improve their health, which does not rely solely on one discipline of health but is rather a multidisciplinary scope that intertwines health education and health interventions and involves individuals, family, communities, state and federal government.
Perspective on Health Care HCS 212 February 13, 201 Perspective on Health Care When asked what interests me about the history of health care I would answer with the statement: possessing the knowledge of personal health information to make informed choices about my health and the health of those close to me. Staying informed on health topics and health challenges make me a better woman, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and one day soon a health care service worker. Having information on health care will enhance my level of communication when I enter the field, but also make me better able to interact with my doctor and other health care professionals on my health. Often my interest in health care is driven by staying current on health issues to maintain the quality of my life or to learn about conditions to help those around me. Having lost a close friend way to young, I am determined to live a healthy, full, and meaningful life.
The Department of Health [DH]  explained that communication comprises of a number of skills used to promote professional practice. These skills will be identified and used appropriately to promote the outcome of the patients care. This writer will use some of these communication skills to demonstrate the impact on the care nurses provide in line with the NMC standard and good record keeping will be discussed as a factor that is essential in effective communication practice. Also, the concept of communication in collaborative work and how it influences the works of nurses through verbal and non-verbal means of expressions in building therapeutic relationship by active listening, respect and assertiveness will be looked into as well as the barriers of communication in nursing practice. Communication is the transmission of information from a sender through a channel to a receiver, it can either be verbal or non-verbal means of communication.
THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CARE. This essay will reflect on my experience whilst on placement. It would show how I engaged, sustained and disengaged from the therapeutic relationship with a service user through the use of appropriate communication and interpersonal skills. Chambers et al (2005, p303) suggest interpersonal and therapeutic relationships are at the centre of nursing work, the relationship that exists between nurse and patient can often provide the energy and be the catalyst, the motivation and the source of strength to continue with treatment or face difficult situations. I felt the need to develop therapeutic relationships with service users so they felt they could put their trust in me that I was there to listen and talk to them not just care for them.
Health Promotion in Nursing There are various definitions that apply to health promotion. Health promotion can be “the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health.” (Edelman, 2014, p. 12). According to Edelman there happens to be a more complex definition that was commissioned by the U.S. Public Health Service stating health promotion is ““the process of advocating health in order to enhance the probability that personal (individual, family, and community), private (professional and business), and public (federal, state, and local government) support of positive health practices will become a societal norm” (Edelman, 2014, p. 12). Health promotion applied in nursing practice is vital for patients. Nurses apply health promotion everyday to their patients wither they realize it or not.
Following on from the definition of health WHO (1998) defines Health Promotion as, “The process of enabling people to increase control over, and improve their health”. (Ewles and Simnett 2003 pp.23) For the purpose of this essay, skills and knowledge required by nurses and their role in promoting health effectively will be discussed, and an example from clinical practice will be used to demonstrate the importance of Health Promotion. Confidentiality will be maintained as required by the Nursing Midwifery council (2008) and the patient will be referred to as Tom. Also to be discussed will be the barriers in effective health promotion. Example from practice Whilst on placement with district nurses, I attended a home visit to Tom.
Bloom’s Research and Response One of our goals in nursing is to improve outcomes of patient care. Effectively transferring knowledge learned to actual practice is one step toward meeting that goal. Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education is a framework we can use to ensure effective education (Su & Osisek, 2011). Nurses can use Bloom’s Taxonomy as a tool for patient education by evaluating the extent of patient’s understanding, and developing a clear, focused education session. Bloom’s Taxonomy model helps us to classify learning objectives by knowledge type in relation to cognitive processes.
Empowerment in Nursing Practice Health Promotion is an essential part of nursing, The World Health Organisation, 1986 defines health promotion as ‘Enabling people to increase control over and improve their health’. I think that as health promotion has developed over the years and people are learning more about how to effectively promote health, it has become about, still using interventions but going further by helping to support the public, making them believe that they can succeed, as they choose to change their behaviour for the better. This is made clearer by Ewles and Simnett 1993, who define it as; ‘raising the health status of individuals and communities. Too often the word promotion, when used in the context of health promotion, is associated with sales and advertising, and taken to ment propaganda approach dominated by the use of mass media. This is a misunderstanding: by promotion in the health context we mean improving health: advancing, supporting, encouraging, and placing it higher on personal and public agendas’.