Topic 4 DQ 2
What part does negotiation play in patient education?
Negotiating in nursing doesn’t always seems like it would make much sense when describing ones medical decisions and life style changes but is it much more than what it seems. People should look at it as what is one willing to give up and be okay with while reaching to a formal agreement with another. When it comes to important health issues, such as getting people to quit smoking, studies have shown that big public awareness campaigns are good at prevention, but doctors, communicating and negotiating face-to-face with patients, are more effective at getting individuals to actually quit (Orchard, 2017.) Physcicans and patients should discuss situations in which this could enhance their health but also keeping in mind that some things may be unrealistic for someone who has lived a certain way all their life. Considersations during negotiations should be discussed like what is the important to the patient? Setting a reasonable target for one is important because if they fail to meet the target, discouragement occurs. Patient’s should be educated on their specific goal and how commited they are to achieve it. Their interests should be discussed and taken into consideration throughout their visit because this can also enhance patient outcomes. They should be educated that these negotiations are only to improve their overall health and decrease the costs of their treatment.
Using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years. There should be a mix between research and your reflections. Add critical thinking in the posts along with research. Apply the material in a substantial way.