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For a patient to have an optimal outcome, it requires the expertise and cooperation of many individuals. Effective communication, collaboration, and teamwork are critical elements to the welfare of our patients.

For this discussion, consider the following:

•Identify key factors that enhance communication.

•Describe potential barriers to communication.

•Explore how communication can impact a patient’s experience both positively and negatively.

Discuss the Joint Commission’s stance on communication and identify tools that can be used to promote patient safety. What have you seen in professional practice? If you have not had the opportunity to witness this, what communication strategies could be used to enhance patient safety?

must be at least 150 words with at least one APA formatted reference througout the post and in the reference section.

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