Health Communications: Methods for Meaningful Collaboration – PART 2: Organizational Health Communication
Operating from the premise that effective patient-provider communication is essential to the efficacy of healthrelated interventions, this multi-part presentation will cover a variety of topics in health communication.
The second part of this four-part series covers the topic of organizational health communication. This part of the presentation focuses on how organizational dynamics and structures influence the provision of patient care. More specifically, here we will consider how institutional practices such as the transfer of care, institutional hierarchies, and interactions that occur “front stage” and “back stage” both facilitate and inhibit healthcare delivery.