Healthcare, listening, communication, ontology
The conversation between a healthcare provider and a patient is one component of obtaining information for diagnosis and treatment. Responsibility rests with healthcare providers to actively lead this conversation so this exchange of information is accurate and complete with nothing added to and nothing left out. The question then becomes, “Do the words of the patient land word for word with their practitioner?”. In the world of “being” or ontology the answer is no. This article will focus on an ontological perceptual constraint known as Already-Always-Listening and introduce the practice of Authentic Listening as access to a transformation in healthcare provider and patient communication.
"Listening – a Possibility for Improved Healthcare,"
Turning Toward Being: The Journal of Ontological Inquiry in Education: Vol. 1:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://rdw.rowan.edu/joie/vol1/iss2/4