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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 and contrast ***** 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)

***** work entitled: "AACN Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments" states that the 2001 American Association ***** 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 to "optimal patient care and the recognition that ***** deepening nurse shortage cannot be reversed without healthy work ***** ***** support excellence in *****." (2001) Medical errors can ***** in great part attributed to "unhealthy work environments" stated to *****clude "demoralizing and unsafe conditions in workplaces." Patient safety ***** only e ensured through staff recruitment and retention enhancement and through maintenance of the "organization's financial viability." (*****, 2001) Because ***** the ***** of AACN to support work and ***** 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 environments 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) Au*****ntic Leadership. (AACN, *****)

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

Today's organizations lack the forum in which nurses may be involved in ***** ***** ***** communication with and among skilled nursing staff to ***** ***** required level of ***** ***** collaboration as set out by the AACN (2001) and this is not for lack ***** an effort but instead is due to the extreme shortage of ***** nursing staff. There are however existing org*****izations such as the Healthcare Communications Association which was also formed in *****, *****, this organization ***** ***** primarily for pharmaceutical companies and practitioners. The 'Coalition for Healthcare 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 for skilled nursing staff in the communication ***** for health care issues under debate ***** analysis. ***** work ***** Thornby (2006) entitled: "Beginning ***** Journey ***** Skilled Communication" states that often ***** nursing ***** were found to ***** avoiding communication with physicians who were k*****wn to be aggressive or abrasive instead of becoming competent in skilled *****. It is additionally noted in Thornby (2006) that skills development is needed among *****day's skilled nursing staff in order to enable ***** skilled communication among ***** nursing ***** and other practitioners and physicians.

SUMMARY & CONCLUSION

***** ***** reviewed and reported

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