Reflecting upon our own communication barriers can help us work more effectively with our patients. In this assignment, you will write a reflection paper about a situation you have encountered either with a patient or as a patient in which there was a communication barrier. Be sure to complete the following for your reflection:
Provide information about the context surrounding this communication barrier.
What type of environment did this scenario take place in?
What was your role?
Who were you communicating with?
What was the purpose of the communication?
What was the outcome?
Describe the potential barriers and challenges.
How would you describe any factors (culture, age, socioeconomic, attitude, et cetera) that were barriers to the communication?
How would you define the parts of the interaction or exchange that were effective and the parts that were ineffective?
What were your personal challenges in having an effective communication with this person?
What do you think were the personal challenges in them having an effective communication with you?
Provide future strategies.
Describe two new communication strategies you might use in a similar situation.
Support your strategies with evidence-based research.
Explain why these strategies will enhance your communication with patients in your field.
Submission Requirements
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
References: At least two scholarly or professional resources. Format resources and citations according to current APA style and formatting.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Length: 2–3 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding the title page and references page.

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