| Disadvantages of this may be that if the service user is trying to communicate something really important then it may be misunderstood, or people may not get the right idea. Also this may not work for people who are shy. Another issue could be if a service user is trying to report bullying or abuse through this communication then it could be missed.
Communication is very important when it comes to developing a positive relationship with service users and their families, as well as work colleagues and other professionals. People communicate to enable them to put forward their ideas to be conveyed clearly. Communication is a process where by two or more people swap ideas, feelings and fact in a way or ways that each party come into a common understanding of a message. * Explaining how communication affects relationships in the work setting Communication breakdown in the work setting can result to number of things that include; alienation, anxiety, as well as feeling isolated. It is important to be a team player especially when working in a team and to get along with members of staff no matter your differences.
Assisting others to overcome their problems requires a person that is kind, caring, and empathetic of another's personal issues. Various people in the helping field have had their own problems that they successfully overcome or family members that have gone through difficulties. A personal experience can be an important factor in seeing the value of helping others and deciding to enter the field of human services. Unlike other careers, human services offers the unique benefits of helping make a difference in an individual's life or positively impact an entire community. Using community-based organizations, military, school systems, and other institutions, the human service professional can help a person or group succeed by giving them the tools they will need to re-build their lives.
CONTEXTS OF COMMUNICATION: One -to-One Communication If you were to start a conversation with someone you either don’t know or aren’t well acquainted with it is important you set the right feeling at the start of the conversation. You must create a positive emotional atmosphere before continuing onto difficult or complicated issues. This is effective if the conversation is giving people information. When the conversation is drawing to a close you might want to leave the conversation with the right impression and emotions, the terminology like ‘See you soon’ and ‘Thank you, Speak Later’ can show that you appreciate and value them as an individual. For example in a health and social care setting if a resident is giving a carer information about their personal details it is important that they create a good starting conversation so its prevents any communicational barriers.
In the work setting, communication is one of the most important tools we use as it can help build trust with colleagues, clients and their families, helps us to understand the individual’s needs, negotiation, and to help us de-escalate a tense situation. 2) Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals. 2.2) Describe the factors to consider when promoting effective communication. There are many factors when communicating with an individual, and some of which can impair a form of communication, these can be an individual who is mute (cannot speak), deaf or perhaps just does not speak or understand the languages we use. Other things to consider are the scenario of communicating, whether it’s to a group of people, on a one-to-one basis, formal, professional or even the environment (Too loud to communicate effectively).
Communication Self- Assessment Paper Michael Morris June 16, 2011 Instructor: Larry Davis Effective communication is important for psychological well-being for a number of reasons. Communication allows conveying our needs and feelings to others, as well as to respond to and respect the needs of others. Social supports are an important factor to decrease anxiety and depression. Communication helps to develop significant relationships with friends and family, as well as with romantic partners. Developing skills that allow communication between people that we trust allows for expression of emotions, as well as the ability to get feedback and support.
With some individuals with a LD, they can communicate better with people they have a higher level of trust with. This is an effective way to find out an individual’s communication needs as you can establish a network of communication and hopefully build a level of trust in the process. However it would be best to have an idea of the individual’s communication needs before you attempt to support them. This can be achieved by: Looking at previous records- Support plans and health records If an individual has any documentation about them, any information with regards to their level of communication and how to communicate with them effectively, it should be found in their care plan. This should be reviewed regularly and we should be continually supporting
People communicate for a variety of reasons. They may want attention, information or to give an opinion to express anger or love. They may wish to express how they feel, or to get a reaction. People communicate to influence changes, or to pass on information. Other reasons may be to socialise, to be friendly, or for comfort.
They may find it difficult to carry out physical tasks due to sensory loss. A person is unique and may have had different life experiences which means the way dementia affects them is personal to them. They have different likes/ dislikes and needs so we must try to meet these the best we can. 1.3 A person with dementia may feel excluded from society because the way they are treated by other's. They may not be given the opportunity to be involved just because other's haven't got the time of day for them.
Effective communication is a crucial part of care for the carers and cared for. 1.3 Observing individuals reactions when communicating with them is a key part of getting the right answer. If a resident was to say “yes” to a question but they actually meant “no” the key may be in the facial expression, they could look annoyed, sad or any other emotion. Reactions that individuals make express a lot they can show fear which could alert you to abuse. They can show pain which they may not have reported alerting you to an injury.