Nurse-Patient Communication Interdisciplinary and Patient Safety
This assessment requires you address the following topics:
Define the seven principles of patient- clinician communication
Explain how you apply three of the seven principles to your interactions with your own patients
Describe the three methods being used to improve interdisciplinary communication
Choose the one that you think applies best to your own area of practice, or the one that your
area of practice currently uses, and clearly describe how you use it.
Explain the ethical principles that can be applied to issues in patient-clinician communication
Explain the importance of ethics in communication and how patient safety is influenced by good
or bad team communication.
Make sure you also include a clear, separate introduction and conclusion as a part of this
assignment, as these are worth separate points on the grading rubric.
Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two
(2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a
specific point using a seminal piece of information)
Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or
CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice
guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates,
Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical
all the written assignment must follow APA 7th edition formatting, citations and references.
Number of Pages/Words
all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title
and reference pages.