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HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS

OBJECTIVE

The 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 work will identify any improvements that could be made and make recommendations.

AMERICAN ASSOCATION OF CRITICAL CARE NURSES (AACN)

***** work entitled: "AACN St*****ards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments" states that the 2001 American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) made a commitment to actively promote ***** creation ***** 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 to "optimal patient care and the recognition ***** ***** deepen*****g nurse shortage cannot ***** reversed without ***** work environments that support excellence in nursing." (2001) Medical errors can be in great part attributed to "unhealthy work environments" stated ***** ********** "demoralizing and unsafe conditions in workplaces." Patient safety can only e ensured through staff recruitment and retention enhancement and through maintenance ***** the "organization's financial viability." (AACN, 2001) Because of the commitment of AACN to support work and care environments "...***** are safe, healing, humane ***** respectful of the rights, responsibilities, needs and contributions ***** all people-including patients, their families and nurses" there have been six standards identified as a requirement in the est*****blishment of healthy work ***** and ***** sustaining these environments. 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 nurses may be *****volved in ***** ***** external communication with and among skilled ***** staff to promote ***** required level of communication and collaboration as set out by the ***** (2001) ***** this is not for lack of an effort but instead is due to ***** extreme shortage of skilled nursing staff. There are however existing organizations such ***** the Healthcare Communications Association which was also formed in 2001, however, this organization was formed primarily for pharmaceutical companies and practitioners. The 'Coalition for ***** Communication" organization when searched with keywords 'skilled ***** staff' returned a 'sorry no p*****ges found with your keyword' indicating a gap in the communication network ***** skilled nursing staff in the communication network for health care issues under debate ***** analysis. ***** work ***** Thornby (2006) *****: "Beginning ***** Journey ***** Skilled Communication" ***** that often skilled nursing staff were ***** to be avoiding communication with physicians who were known to ***** aggressive or abrasive instead of becoming competent in skilled communication. It is addition*****y noted in ***** (2006) ***** skills development is needed among *****day's skilled nursing ***** in order to enable ***** ***** communication among skilled nursing staff and other practitioners and physicians.

SUMMARY & CONCLUSION

***** information reviewed and reported

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