Communication can make a person’s quality of life better, especially if they are in pain or distress, or to express feelings, wishes or desires. People communicate in order to establish and maintain relationships with others, to give and receive information and instructions, to understand and be understood, to share opinions, knowledge, feelings, and emotions, to give encouragement and show others they are valued. 1.2 Explain how communication affects relationships in an adult care setting: Good communication will enable me to build strong relationship based on trust. It is essential that the individuals I support trust me as I will be working closely with them sometimes providing personal care which can be a very intimate task. Effective communication can help promote and create a positive working environment.
However, more usually a person wants to communicate to another to ask for something, for example, they might want a drink or some food, or need help with a task. Communication can happen to find out information, to ask and respond to questions, to give information and to give instructions. Communication can also happen for general conversation, for companionship and friendship. 1.2 Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of working in adult social care settings Effective communication is vital for the social care worker. The service user and the social worker need to understand each other clearly in order for the service user to receive the best possible care.
1. People have different needs and preferences in relation to way they communicate. 2. Communication in the health sector has to be effective so that patients are kept informed about their care and treatment, and can express their needs, views and opinions. Aiv Explain why it is important to find out about an individual’s: a) Communication and language needs It is important that you make sure that you are able to communicate with people you support in the best way for them.
Unit 1: Promote Communication in Health & Social Care 1.1 Identify the different reasons people communicate People communicate in order to convey their needs and express their feelings and concerns. This also allows for information, ideas and experiences to be shared, questions to be asked and is an important part of socialising and building relationships with others. 2. Explain how communication affects relationships in the work setting Communication in the work setting can be between colleagues, clients and their families. It can be used to express the person’s needs and helps to develop trust and establish good relationships between care givers, clients and their families.
501 .1 - Be able to address the range of communication requirements in own role Health and social care professionals need good communication skills to develop positive relationships and share information with people using services. We also need to be able to communicate well with people’s families and/or carers and our own colleagues and other professionals. It is important therefore, if we are considering a career in health and social care, to gain the knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to develop effective interpersonal skills. There are several different forms of communication used in a health and social care environment. :Verbal communication Verbal communication uses words to present ideas, thoughts and feelings.
Aii Explain how effective communication can affect relationships in an adult social care setting between: a) Colleagues and other professionals It is essential to have good communication between your colleagues and any other professions involved in the care of an individual. Tasks will be more successful with effective communication so you can discuss and gain information about the people you are caring for. With good communication between all those involved the individual is able to receive the best possible care. To develop within your role; effective communication is needed between your colleagues and managers so you are free to express what you think and how you feeling. b) Individuals using the service and their carers Effective communication is vital between carers and the residents.
1. Identify the different reasons why people communicate (1.1.1) The main purpose for communicating is to get your point across to others. This is important in my job role so that I can gain an understanding into each individual’s life learning about their background, interests and opinions; this will allow me to give the best person centred care I can. Communication is also used to express feelings and thoughts 2. Explain how communication affects relationships in an adult social care setting (1.1.2) When working in a care setting communication is very important.
Caring for patients needs is the most important quality that any practical nurse should have. When a patient sees and feels that the nurse cares about him/her immediately the patient starts building a trust relationship with that nurse. By building this trust the patient most likely will discuss its health problems with the nurse. Since the objective part of treatment is held by patient telling its nurse about the symptoms he or she faces, the trust is a must for patient to be able to discuss it with its nurse. In addition a good practical nurse should also be a good listener.
Genevieve Gayler Communication theories in Health and Social Care settings Theories of Communication Effective communication has an important role in a Health and Social Care setting, because the patient and health care professional need to be able to understand each other clearly so that the patient can receive the best possible care; which would be almost impossible if the patient’s needs can’t be clearly stated to the health care professional. Having communication eases the patient’s anxiety, removes the possibilities for mistakes to be made and lets each person know what is wanted from them. There are many ways to communicate, both verbally and non – verbal, for example interpersonal communication which is the method of which
As if we do not clearly say how we are feeling it can lead to a misdiagnosis or not being properly treated. We also need to watch people’s body language as they can provide signals to how they are feeling if they do not wish to talk to us. Egan’s SOLER Theory can also help with communication as this can give us the basic tools to make patients feel more comfortable. When people feel comfortable they open up and can give us a better clue on the help and care we need to provide. This can also help us gain trust from the patient which can lead us to gain more information about the patients.