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HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS

OBJECTIVE

***** objective of this work is to conduct an inven*****ry ***** various communication channels utilized within the skilled nursing organizations and to compare and contrast the various organizations methodologies for disseminating health information with internal and external organizations. This ***** will identify any improvements that could be made and make recommendations.

AMERICAN ASSOCATION OF CRITICAL CARE NURSES (AACN)

The work entitled: "AACN St*****ards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments" states ***** the 2001 American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) made a commitment to *****ctively promote ***** creation of healthy work environments that support and foster excellence in patient care wherever acute and critical nurses practice." It is related that this commitment is upon the basis of the dedication of the Association ***** "optimal patient care and the recognition ***** ***** deepen*****g nurse shortage cannot be reversed without ***** work ***** that ***** excellence in *****." (2001) Medical errors can be in great part attributed to "unhealthy ***** environments" stated to include "demoralizing and unsafe conditions in workplaces." Patient safety can only e ensured through staff recruitment and retention enhancement ***** through maintenance ***** the "organization's financial viability." (AACN, 2001) Because of the commitment of AACN to support work and care environments "...that are safe, healing, humane and respectful of the rights, responsibilities, needs ***** contributions of all people-including patients, their families and nurses" there have been six standards identified as a requirement in the establishment of healthy work environments and in sustaining these *****. Those ***** standards ***** inclusive of the following: (1) Skilled Communication; (2) True Collaboration; (3) Effective Decision Making; (4) Appropriate Staffing; (5) Meaningful Recognition; and (6) Authentic Leadership. (AACN, *****)

*****. PRESENT MEANS OF COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION

Today's organizations lack the forum in which ***** may be *****volved in ***** and ***** communication with ***** among skilled nursing ***** to ***** the required level of ***** and collaboration as set out by the ***** (200*****) ***** this is not for lack of an effort but instead is due to ***** extreme ***** of ***** nursing staff. There are however ex*****ting ***** such ***** the Healthcare Communications Association which was also formed in *****1, however, this org*****ization was formed primarily for pharmaceutical companies and practitioners. The 'Coalition for ***** Communication" organization when searched with keywords 'skilled ***** staff' returned a 'sorry no pages found ***** your keyword' indicating a gap in the communication network for skilled nursing staff in the communication network for health care issues under debate ***** analysis. ***** work ***** Thornby (2006) *****: "Beginning ***** Journey ***** Skilled Communication" states that often ***** nursing ***** were ***** to ***** avoiding communication with physicians who were known to be aggressive or abrasive instead of becoming competent in skilled communication. It is additionally noted in ***** (2006) that skills development is needed among today's ***** nurs*****g staff in order to enable ***** skilled communication ***** ***** nursing staff and other practitioners ***** physicians.

SUMMARY & CONCLUSION

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