The paper would discuss the findings of an interview that was conducted in order to find out the issues, potential factors regarding the communication strategies, role of communication, and organizational structures when introducing preventive medicinal measures. Following are some of the questions that were asked to the interviewee. Questions • What is Preventive Medicine? • Why is this technique used? • What are the levels of prevention? • What are some of the examples of preventive medicinal measures?
• What are the leading causes that can lead to death that is actually preventable? • Are organizations reluctant in conveying or communicating such issues, or implementing preventive measures? • Isn’t this the duty of organizations to play an active role in making aware their employees about such serious concerns and prevent them? • Does this organizational communication about these matters depend on the organizational structure they have adopted?
• Are there any external factors involved in keeping the organizations from communicating these concerns and awareness? The questions were asked in light of the research that was previously done over the topic; therefore, the findings of the interview somewhat matched with that of the research done over the internet. Let’s discuss those findings in detail. Findings and Analysis Preventive medicine is another word given for preventive care that involves the taking of precautionary measures against any disease or harm that might happen to the health of a person.
It does not mean that the disease has already happened, and prevention is taken to cure it or heal it; in fact, preventive medicine talks about dealing and counteracting with the problems or diseases that might follow a person in future. And before he or she catches it, the chances of happening so should be minimized so that disease does not catches a person and spread to others (FAS, 2005).
The main technique involved in taking preventive medicine or preventive care is that certain campaigns are held by the Public Health Administration Organizations of countries, where they visit the citizens’ places, and offer them with certain medicine or drops to use, before it gets too late. For instance, Polio campaigns are held where several teams visit the houses, find out those that have children less than 4 years old, and make them drink the drops of preventive medicine.
Even though, those children are not victimized by polio, but in order to keep them on the safe side these campaigns are held. Moreover, such campaigns also run when there exists a chance of any disease to occur in near future due to any change in weather or other calamity. There are three main levels of preventive medicine that include Primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary level is responsible for avoiding the ‘development’ of disease such as, by keeping the rivers and ponds clean so that it does not become the place for mosquitoes.
Secondary level targets to nip in the bud the disease that is detected early, such as, by fumigation process to kill mosquitoes that might cause Dengue fever. Tertiary prevention minimizes the negative effects of the disease that might have caught someone, such as, by dealing with the early symptoms of disease and not letting it grow. For example, by injecting the vaccine, providing tablets, and suggesting drinking water as much as he or she can to eliminate stress in the back.
The leading causes that if not prevented earlier might lead to death are smoking, alcohol addiction, contaminated water, hypertension, sexual infections through transmission, and high level of cholesterol. Whereas, talking about the scenario in organizations, yes, the organizations these days are somewhat reluctant or in other words, do not get time to convey such dangers and preventive techniques to be adopted by their employees because they are overwhelmed by the immense competition and race for profits.
On the contrary, it is the duty of organizations to take care of their employees and must play an active role in communicating such problems and concerns, introducing precautionary measures, and providing them with utmost help and resources to cope with those health issues. As far as the role of organizational structure is concerned, yes, the communication of such messages and concerns does depend on the structure adopted by the company. If there is an organic or flat structure, the communication would be positive and vast, since there are fewer hierarchies in this structure.
On the flipside, the opposite would be the case in tall or mechanistic structure, where the organization would have many hierarchies and barriers of communication would prevent the interaction of employees about such issues. Moreover, when it comes to the role of external factors that might prevent or encourage the communication, the race for achieving tough targets in less time, poor economic conditions, poor market conditions, or conflicts and layoffs within an organization would certainly not allow these issues to be addressed.
On the other hand, governmental rules, laws, and regulations, along with labor unions and corporate culture do emphasize on communicating these messages to the employees and prevent them from getting ill (Daft, 19987). References FAS. (2005). Preventive Medicine. Retrieved on August 5, 2010. From http://www. fas. org/irp/doddir/milmed/preventive. pdf Daft. R. L. (1997). Management. Fourth Edition. U. S. A. The Dryden Press