In this connection the members of the allied health field rely essentially on communication in developing trust and establishing rapport with the patients in order to open up lines of understanding and comprehension. Through the proper use of communication techniques, physicians and nurses will find it easier to determine the cause of complaints of a patient and proceed directly to treating them. (Boyles, 2004). And the issues of the time being spent by nurses at bedside versus the quantity of patients being served has always been the topic for debate. As the population of the world keeps on growing, more and more patients demand nursing services and this has resulted to a decrease in bedside time and correspondingly, has resulted to nurses being more detached from their patients. (Manalo,2001). That's why continuous formation program for nurses, as Maningas recommended, such as seminars, group dynamics and other enrichment activities has proved to be essential in the continued development of nurses' professional and personal skills. These activities often prove to be the influencing factors in producing more competent, effective and efficient nurses in the working environment.
John Dewey agreed with the above mentioned premise and he noted in his Democracy and Education (New York, 1916) that society exists not only by but also in communication. In his sociocultural communication theory, which derives from twentieth century sociological and anthropological thought, is a sixth tradition. Sociocultural theory conceptualizes communication as a symbolic process that produces and reproduces shared meanings, rituals, and social structures. That is, society exists not only by using communication as a necessary tool for transmitting and exchanging information. To communicate as a member of