Factors that Obstruct Effective Communication
The following factors can interfere with effective communication during clinical assessment.
- Lack of exclusivity, for example, assessment on the bedside inside a unit of 20 patients.
- Anxiety by a doctor, because of which divides their attention and concentrating, not the assessment is difficult.
- Awkward seating that makes it difficult to relax while assessing a patient.
- Lack of attention to the nonverbal cues
- Offensive remarks.
- Frequent interruptions.
- Selective listening.