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HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS

OBJECTIVE

***** objective of this work is to conduct an inventory of various communication ch*****nels utilized within the skilled nursing organizations and to compare ***** 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)

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 ***** 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 that the deepening nurse shortage cannot ***** reversed without ***** work ***** ***** ***** excellence in *****." (2001) Medical errors can be in great part attributed to "unhealthy work environments" stated to include "demoralizing and unsafe conditions in workplaces." Patient safety ***** only e ensured through staff recruitment ***** retention enhancement and through maintenance ***** the "organization's financial viability." (*****, 2001) Because of the commitment ***** AACN to support work and care environments "...that are safe, healing, humane ***** respectful of the rights, responsibilities, needs and contributions of 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 in sustaining these environments. Those ***** standards are inclusive of the following: (1) Skilled Communication; (2) True Collaboration; (3) Effective Decision Making; (4) Appropriate Staffing; (5) Meaningful Recognition; and (6) Authentic Leadership. (*****, *****)

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

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

SUMMARY & CONCLUSION

The information reviewed and reported

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