What factors lead to miscommunication in IPW?
One of the factors that can lead to miscommunication is the use of Jargon. This can also play a role in the effectiveness of IPW and person-centred IPW. Jargon is usually terminology that is used between individuals who have specific knowledge of the subject. In the case of nursing medical jargon would be the terminology used and would be difficult for the public to understand. Effective communication between the professionals and the individual involved is also essential for person-centered IPW. The Nursing and midwifery council (NMC) explain that a nurse should communicate with an individual in a way they understand and should make reasonable adjustments avoiding Jargon languages to meet the individual’s communication needs using a verity of both verbal and non-verbal methods were applicable. This will allow the individual a better understanding and involvement of their care. Approximately 90% of individuals with a learning disability have difficulty with communication such as expressive language and understanding complexed words; they may rely on others to aid them to communicate effectively. Miscommunication between the team and the individual may prevent them from participating, which can lead to lack of choices, depression, anxiety, isolation, diagnostic overshadowing, loss of involvement and several other issues due to their frustration of being misunderstood, however effective communication between the IPW and the individual can minimize these possible outcomes.