Step 1 Choose a communication error you have experienced or witnessed.
Think about a situation in which there was less than optimal communication between staff in two or more disciplines (changing names when appropriate).
Step 2 Post your response to the discussion board.
Respond to the following questions as related to the communication error:
What parties were involved in the discussion? Give a brief description of the role they played.
What communication technique or techniques were used to communicate with all the people involved?
How could the lapse in communication have been prevented? (Include communication techniques, interdisciplinary roles, negotiation, and other factors.)
What punishment was involved, and how could that communication have been more collaborative among the different professionals?
What steps has your workplace taken to improve communication between different professions to prevent future errors?