Klassand Gaines Experiences
Klassand Gaines Experiences
The people inthe medical fields such as doctors and nurses must have awareness toa specific knowledge that only them can decipher appropriately. Klass(1984) asserts that medical students have inordinate anticipations incoding the jargon used in the medical fraternity. In fact, medicalstudents have to fathom new numerous abbreviations and jargon, andalthough they complain at first, the passage of time allows them totake pride in the new knowledge. The author presents severalinstances on the gladness and pride in learning and using medicaljargon with the story of Mr. Eponym providing an effective review.People in the medial field have to learn new jargons and myriad ofabbreviations as a form of gathering information and making theirwork easier.
Furthermore, such jargons like capillary pulsations, baskin-robbins,brainstem preparation, and abbreviations such as NG, C.T.D, S.O.B,and C.P help them in presenting people’s health problems in amodest and homoeopathic viewpoint. On the other hand, they use andshare jargons and other information in a bid to present a specificand objective challenge that a patient may encounter (Kenny et. al,2010). As such, they share information of the working of people’ssystems, procedures, emotions, patient’s pains and problems. Klasstries to learn the new jargons and abbreviations she picks in a bidto construct the new communication style as a professional addresssuch that she will become an effective doctor rather than onlyspeaking like one. Klass (1984) contends that by reformulatingpatient’s different challenges and pains, they reduce the impact ofsuch pains and problems since the patients do not understand theabbreviation or jargon used. One cannot underestimate the importanceof having a specific job literacy as it helps one understand thedynamics required and use such elements to further awareness andassist people in overcoming their challenges.
Gaines (2012)suggests that the miscommunication that exists between doctors andpatients arise from the elements of beliefs or faith, denial, anddiffering opinions on the definition of sickness. In most cases,doctors and patients have differing opinions or ideas on what sicklooks. For example, Gaines (2012) gives instances of how some parentswill insist that their children are unwell even when a doctorexplains everything. As such, the miscommunication arises fromdifferences in a doctor’s diagnosis and a patient’s understandingor opinion of the diagnosis.
The breakdown incommunication or the miscommunication that happens demonstrates howjob literacies should interconnect with basic knowledge. In everyinstance, Neo (2011) suggest that people should understand thedetermining elements and contexts that shape people’s relationshence, the need to understand the situations well. As such, Gaines’review is well connected to job literacies as she gives a criticalassessment of people who offer service and those that receive theservice. As such, the medical fraternity needs to have a clearerunderstanding of the dynamics of different patients or theirfamilies thus, they should discourage the use of medical jargonswhen communicating with patients (Gaines, 2012 Kenny et. al, 2010).In addition, the article suggests that people in the medicalfraternity should think about diversity, cultural implications, levelof understanding, power of communication, and ethics.
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