Lisa S. Jackson
September 6, 2010
Dr. Michael Snell
God created this world in six days. Everything He created communicates in one way or another. Communication requires a sender and a receiver. It is highly important that the person sending the message is able to transmit it in a way where the person receiving the message will be able to clearly understand it. If the message was not understood, then there could be some major problems.
Within every organization, communication is an ongoing occurrence. Dr. Jurgen Ruesch identifies “communication network as –
• The intrapersonal network is entirely within the individual and involves thinking and feeling.
• The interpersonal communication network links two or more persons.
• The group interaction network links groups of people. Because of the number of people involved, it is usually difficult to achieve effective communication with everybody.
• The final network is cultural. Here there is no specific originator or receiver of the message. Certain symbols in our society – cars, clothing, homes, morals, and the like – are part of our cultural network. It is almost impossible to correct or change the system because of its powerful and pervasive nature (Hardcastle, 2006).”
This paper will be dealing mainly with team communication network and the cultural communication network. I will be trying to explain the process of these types of communication within an organization and any improvements or recommendations to improve these types of communication.
Information within healthcare tends to rely on representing and storing information. In healthcare, communication is a necessity for the exchange of information to be a success. For medical errors to be prevented, it is imperative for team communication to work. “Team processes such as decision making are more complex in healthcare because of the need to deliver highly integrated, personalized care via...