Healt and Social Care Nvq 3

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Lisa Palmer Principles of communication in adult social care settings. Unit 301 Understand why effective communication is important in adult social care settings. 1.1 – Identify reasons people communicate: People communicate for all different reasons this can be to express emotions such as: • Fear • Anger • Pain • Joy • Love People also communicate to get views, wishes and information across to others for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes this can be very important– even lifesaving in the case of an emergency. 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. Effect communication is a two-way process. When working in care I will need to be able to communicate with a wide variety of people, from all walks of life. Communication is important as it can have an effect on the service within an adult care setting. Good communication with service users may encourage then to join in activities, which will promote equality and wellbeing within the care setting. The service user may also gain trust and understanding from me communicating well with them, this may mean that they can
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