Health Communication Checlpoint

Health Communications major components are process, personal goals, interdependence, shared meaning, and sensitivity.  
With the process component, there are people who have a never ending process of not understanding each other and things around them.   They deal with issues that are in the past, present, and the future.   This will promote health communication in looking for certain circumstances that have led up their illness, also by making follow up calls and visits to their doctors and getting their answers and questions answered.   If they were not used, then it could lead to a miscommunication or a wrong diagnosis.
With personal goals, patients and caregivers are involved.   Personal goals will promote health communication, because in allowing those people that are involved to reach their goals, such as restoring the health of their patients, allowing their patients to achieve their goals since they are being reassured and sometimes even healed.   The patients would have nothing to look forward to or work for if this was not utilized, such as learning how to use movement they were not able to do before.
With interdependence, it involves people that work together, coordinate goals, and to have a common understanding.   Interdependence promotes health communication in allowing patients to have a better experience with their doctors and caregivers and not be scared to open up about any issues that may be embarrassing for them to talk about.   If we did not use interdependence, than people may never open up and tell their doctors and caregivers what is wrong with them, since it was embarrassing to them.  
With sensitivity, it is when someone is being sensitive to someone else’s feelings and expectations.   Sensitivity promotes health communication in allowing a person to feel compassion.   Without sensitivity a person may become withdrawn and not want to see someone about their problem.   A person wants to feel that someone cares about them and understands them....