Err Principles of Communication

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Principles of communication in adult social care settings Understand why communication is important in adult social care setting. Identify different reasons why people communicate. People communicate for many different reasons. To express their feelings,to give & share ideas. We communicate to ask questions, to give & receive information,express our opinions,to give encouragement & knowledge. As a carer it is important to communicate with my co-workers in order for our team to give the best care & to pass on important information regarding service users. We use handover at the end & start of ever shift to communicate & pass on information concerning service users so that all staff are kept up to date with situations. We communicate with individual & their families to find our their needs & to make sure their needs & preferences are met. I communicate with service users in order for them to make their own choices on a daily basis & to make their own choices in regards to their care. As a carer we have Daily life books that I fill out with regards to the service users I have attended to so that information is passed on & recorded for all carers. Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of working in adult social care settings. Having effective communication is essential in order for information is clear & accurate. Effective communication helps reduce mistakes being made & makes sure the right care is given to the right people/individual. It is important to have effective communication to be able to work as a team so we can provide the best care & targets. In a care setting we communicate with communication books, our staff message book we have staff meetings & handover. I also have regular meeting with my unit manager. Explain why it is
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