blocked communication

blocked communication

a situation in which communication with a patient is made difficult because of incongruent verbal and nonverbal messages and messages that contain discrepancies and inconsistencies. To clarify blocked communication, therapists may record meetings with patients on videotapes that can be studied for eye contact and other clues to the patient's thinking processes. See also blocking.
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Dutch-born Neelie Kroes, EC vice-president who is also in charge of Europe s digital agenda, said the firewall was a trade barrier as long as it blocked communication for Internet users, preventing the free flow of information.
Officials blocked communication in the capital, closing down Iran's main cellular phone network, SMS mobile phone messaging services and blocking several reformist websites and social networking site Facebook.
Derrida and Foucault were postmodernists who believed that language blocked communication, history was propaganda, facts were phoney and truth was a lie.
Most of Albahari's grim, laconic stories concern precisely that alteration, the cumulative effect of isolation, blocked communication, and encroaching meaninglessness, usually but not exclusively motivated by the rupture of immigration.
Technology replaced layers of middle management that frequently blocked communication.
They tended to their tidying routine, and then there ensued several minutes of blocked communication between the nurses and me.
She again claimed the blocked Communications Data bill is needed to protect the public and save lives.