HHS 307 Week 2 Active Listening Skills in the Health Care Environment
HHS 307 Comm Skills for Health & Human Service Personnel
The medical industry enjoys a variety of successful communication methods that are extremely important to improve relationships between the healthcare professionals and patients. Every industry has its share of methods of communication; however, the medical field utilizes these techniques in a unique way.
It is evident to everyone that when we visit a hospital or healthcare unit, healthcare staff and doctors take utmost care in carefully listening to what patients have to say. This increases the trust that the patient has and helps them communicate better with doctors. By establishing a better relationship this way, the care that the doctor can cater to the patient is improved greatly. These active listening skills are adopted by doctors and other staff in the healthcare industry. These active listening skills are as important as cardiac resuscitation in the medical field as it could be the difference that makes a patient survive or die.
To fit into the medical industry properly, every professional has to acquire this skill and make sure they take care to listen to every single word that comes out of a patient’s mouth. This should be every single’s professional’s first priority. This is a critical contributing factor to efficient patient care. This is also a major requirement to avoid unnecessary medical errors arising due to improper recording of medical data of the patient.
By exhibiting active listening skills, the doctor or staff proves to the patient that they are involved in their problems, thereby establishing a strong bond of trust. These elements of communication involving keen listening are important to survive in the field of medicine.
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