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***** objective of this work is to conduct an inven*****ry ***** 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 work will identify any improvements that could be made and make recommendations.


***** work entitled: "AACN Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments" states ***** the 2001 American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) made a commitment to *****ctively promote the 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 ***** Association ***** "optimal patient ***** and the recognition ***** the deepen*****g nurse shortage cannot ***** reversed without healthy work ***** that ***** excellence in *****." (2001) Medical errors can be in great part attributed to "unhealthy ***** environments" stated to ********** "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." (*****, 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 in sustaining these environments. Those six 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. (*****, 200*****)


Today's organizations lack the forum in which nurses may be involved in internal ***** ***** ***** with and among skilled nursing staff to ***** ***** required level of communication ***** collaboration as set out by the AACN (2001) and this is not for lack of an effort but instead is due to the extreme ***** of ***** nursing *****. There are however existing ***** such as the Healthcare Communications Association which w***** also formed in 2001, *****, this organization *****as ***** primarily for pharmaceutical companies and practitioners. The 'Coalition for ***** Communication" organization when searched with keywords 'skilled ***** staff' returned a 'sorry no pages found with your keyword' indicating a gap in the communication network ***** skilled nursing staff in ***** communication ***** for health care issues under debate and analysis. ***** work ***** Thornby (2006) *****: "Beginning the Journey ***** Skilled Communication" states that often skilled nursing ***** were found to ***** avoiding communication with physicians who were known to be aggressive or abrasive instead of becoming competent in skilled communication. It is addition*****y *****ed in ***** (2006) ***** skills development is needed among today's ***** nurs*****g staff in order to enable competent skilled communication among skilled nursing staff and other practitioners and *****.


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


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