The communication topic for my assignment will discuss the dimensions of interpersonal and intercultural communication in the hospital setting. In order to understand communication on an individual level, we have to account for cultural differences (Baak, 2012). Exploring the dynamics of interpersonal and intercultural communication is as crucial to the healthcare profession as it can be the defining characteristic of life or death situations. Hospitals are potentially one of the largest organizations in which communication is mandatory in order to better ensure someone’s safety. In other organizations such as retail, understanding the client’s culture may not be as significant as communication is can be limited and the consequences of a miscommunication not as detrimental.