News tagged with miscommunication
Communication is the activity of conveying meaningful information. Communication requires a sender, a message, and an intended recipient, although the receiver need not be present or aware of the sender's intent to communicate at the time of communication; thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. Communication requires that the communicating parties share an area of communicative commonality. The communication process is complete once the receiver has understood the message of the sender.
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At hospital shift changes, doctors and nurses exchange crucial information about the patients they're handing over—or at least they strive to. In reality, they might not spend enough time talking about the toughest cases, ...
Health Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Applying information theory to linguistics suggests 'functional design' in cross-language variations
The majority of languages—roughly 85 percent of them—can be sorted into two categories: those, like English, in which the basic sentence form is subject-verb-object ("the girl kicks the ball"), and those, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once described England and America as two countries separated by a common language.
Health Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study of hospital emergency rooms has shown how communication breakdowns between patients and medical staff can lead to problems in treatment delivery and potentially reduced patient safety.
Other Aug 10, 2011 | not rated yet | 0