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Health communication has been a problem in my life latelyespecially in the past few years but its a problemthat I caninfluence My mom has been in and out of the hospitalTherefore I have been to lot of meetings with doctors andsurgeons where I only understand a quarter of what they sayThis paper will focus on the socio-psychological traditionsthat areinvolved in the field of health communication theimpact they have on my life and what I can do to help theproblemAlthough the doctors are not doing this on purpose theterms they are using make them seem like they are not empathetictowards families Most of these doctors have shared informationwith me about my mothers chronic illness but I havent beenable to understand most of it because of the medicalterminology that is being used I feel that if doctors wouldtake the time to really get toknow a patient and theirfamilies they would be able to connect with them more thanjust another sick person in a bed By doing this familieswould feel more comfortable with doctors gain trust in themand the decisions they are making With my step dad being anoncologist it has been beneficial for me because he is able tobreak down the big words and explain in laymen terms what iswrong with my momMuchof the work that has been done in regards to healthcommunication has been in the field of the socio-psychologicaltradition This essay will look at several different theoristsand their views of health communication between doctors andpatients The socio-psychological tradition takes a looks atthescientific perspective of things which is doneby experiments andtests to find credibility One of the main ideas of thesocio-psychological tradition is to look at the cause andeffect outcome of the experiments conductedThe first psychologist we are going to look at is Hannah BayneHannahtalks about when patients bring up their worries doctorsoften change the subject or focus on the medical treatmentrather than the emotional concern Unfortunately having thishappen causes patientsto see the message this is
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