The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Communication Research 4
The Role of Healthcare Professionals in Communication Research
The Role of HealthcareProfessionals in Communicating Research
I found out that my communication skills are excellent. I am contentwith my communication skills and people with whom I communicate withmost of the time are delighted having a conversation with me. Irealize that I can blend with those I am communicating with and thatmy interpersonal skills are excellent too. Although I may possess afew weaknesses, I believe that I am headed towards the rightdirection with regards to my communication skills.
I discovered that I have several strengths with my communicationskills. This is because I try my best to be positive in conversationsby learning how to use both verbal and non-verbal skills that wouldmake those in a conversation with me not to be suspicious, uncertainor bored during the conversation. Most of my friends and family findme to be a good listener and to be empathetic with their situations.This makes them feel secure and warm when communicating with me.Inasmuch as I empathize with others, I still stick to my principles(Cola, Fedor& Pierre, 2012). Those around me find me to bejovial and though at times situations may be tense and nervous, myability to know what to speak, when to speak and how to speaks makesthe environment pleasant and warm for them. My open-heartedness andability to resolve conflicts make those who are mad at me to quicklyforget the different issues. Since to me, communication is key I trymy best to ensure those who are insecure, resentful or depressed havea conducive environment around me by daily working on mycommunication skills.
I however, that I have some few hitches with my communication. Istruggle with gaining the cooperation of others since at times I maybe excited about the direction of the conversation, or an event henceremains satisfied with it without incorporating others. This may makesomeone feel unsure or anxious about doing the things I want them todo (Lundgren& McMakin, 2013). At times, I also find it a littlebit difficult to analyze thoughts and feelings of the person to meespecially when the person is timid, shy or lonely hence does notexpress himself or herself entirely. I hope to work on these.
I learned that, however good my communication skills are, I stillneed improvement. I need to improve on breaking barriers tocommunication by being able to understand the patients and to enablemore so those who are lonely and hurt to feel appreciated bydemonstrating kindness and sincerity to them thus being able toanalyze their feelings and thoughts (Lundgren& McMakin, 2013). This I intend to do by creatingan environment that leaves the patient with no suspicious thoughtsthat may make them close up or get disappointed.
More so, I also found out that as a health professional,communication skills are critical. I realized that it is important tocreate an enabling environment for a fruitful conversation byensuring the patient is happy and not distressed or anxious duringthe conversation. This will lead to an understanding between thepatient and me and thus more satisfaction to me as a healthprofessional. It is important to build a genuine and meaningfulrelationship with the patient for effective communication. It isequally essential that successful communication would enable me as ahealth worker to respond satisfactorily and adequately to thepatients.
Cola, P. A.,Fedor, C. A., & Pierre, C. (2012). Responsibleresearch: A guide for coordinators.London: Remedica.
Lundgren, R.E., & McMakin, A. H. (2013). Riskcommunication: A handbook for communicating environmental, safety,and health risks.