Using Nonverbal Communication Analytical Essay by scribbler

Using Nonverbal Communication
Reviews literature regarding the importance of doctors and teachers using nonverbal communication.
# 152926 | 1,225 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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This paper explains that nonverbal communication is very important for people working with the public, such as doctors and teachers, who often use nonverbal language to assist in conveying their messages. Next, the author details reported research projects, which underscore the importance of a doctor's nonverbal communication in treating the patient so that the patient sees rather than just hears the message. The paper presents another published research article that shows how nonverbal communication alternatives can be used effectively within typical college lectures.

From the Paper:

"The newest research Ishikawa conducted involved 106 "preclerkship" medical students, chosen randomly, and assigned to 14 groups for a communication skills training session. The sessions were led by five faculty members (three of whom provided the general training program and two gave the nonverbal communication part of the program). The training was done in a "step-by-step" manner, moving the medical students from simple nonverbal skills to more complex skills. The nonverbal training emphasized: a) the angle of the body's trunk and "interpersonal distance"; b) "self-touching and unpurposive movements, body leaning, nodding, and gazing"; c) the various expressions from the face, and "distribution of gaze"; and d) "pacing with the patient" and matching one's voice tone with that of the patient (if he is soft, speak softly; if he is bold and firm in his voice, use that tone too).
"The results showed that students "intended to pay more attention to nonverbal communication during the medical interview" which suggested to the leaders that the intervention "had increased their awareness of the importance of nonverbal communication." Also, the medical students seemed to be "more patient-centered" and more "attentive" to patients' needs. Also, they developed a "emphatic attitude" toward patients."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Griffith, Charles H., Wilson, John F., Langer, Shelby, and Haist, Steven A. (2003). Journalof General Internal Medicine, 18(3), 170-174.
  • Ishakawa, Hirono, Hasimoto, Hideki, Kinoshita, Makoto, and Yano, Eiji. (2010). CanNonverbal Communication Skills Be Taught? Medical Teacher, 32(10), 860-863.
  • Schwebel, David C., and Schwebel, Milton. (2002). Teaching Nonverbal Communication.College Teaching, 50(3), 88-91.

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