Argyle's Communication Cycle Theory

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Argyle‘s Communication Cycle Theory The Argyle’s communication cycle theory (1972) is based on communication between people and the 6 stages that happen through the whole interaction. Argyle suggest ‘that interpersonal communication was a skill that had to be learnt’ by this he meant that for the conversation to be effective then the people taking part of the interaction should pay full attention to the person speaking(Lucy Webb). The process may repeat itself if the message was not successful; this now builds into a communication cycle.Argyle’s cycle for communication cycle involves six stages: 1. Idea occurs 2. Message coded 3. Message sent 4. Message received 5. Message decoded 6. Message understood…show more content…
However there are times when the receiver may not understand the message and the cycle would start all over again. Related to health and social Argyle’s communication cycle theoryis used in health and care, as communicationskills are highly important in a health and social setting. The communication cycle is a process of sending and receiving messages between people. It is also about how the health and social worker decides how to deliver the message across. Through these skills, patients can be able to build relationships with health and social professionals and health and social care professionals with colleagues and also patients. An example ofArgyle’s communication cycle theory being used in a health and social care: Idea Occurs: A doctor decides that he is needs to talk to his patient about their weight issues. Message Coded: A doctor decides that as he would like to lose some weight as he is prone to diabetes and heart attack. Message Sent: The doctor speaks to the service user about their weight issues, diet and his…show more content…
This is because health and social care professionals need to be able to communicate with each other to deliver good care to service users. They can do this by having group discussions, group meeting. Having group interactions will help build a positive relationship between colleagues as they will be able to communicate with each other. Many group interactions are used in health and social care as service users also use it as health and social care professional can form a parent group for new parents and group counselling
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