Principles Essay

586 WordsFeb 20, 20143 Pages
Principles of communication in adult social care settings. Task A Ai) Four different reasons why people communicate are: 1. To receive and obtain information 2. Form relationships with each other 3. Express needs and wants 4. Ensure any issues are dealt with Aii) Two ways of how effective communication can affect relationships in adult social care setting between individuals using the service, their careers, colleagues and other practioners. Communication between colleagues and professionals ensures all aspects of care are carried out efficiently, and colleagues have full understanding, which leads to a positive working atmosphere. It will also ensure the service user is getting the best possible care by communicating with other professionals such as district nurses and GP’s. It would also enable Service users to feel safer and build up trust with their support worker which in turn would help the service user get the best care. Aiii) Identify three ways of finding out the communication and language needs of an individual. For each method, describe how effective it is at establishing the needs of the individual. METHOD | HOW EFFECTIVE IS THIS METHOD | Observation | By observing someone closely you can find out which language should be used, if the person suffers from hearing loss or visual impairment, or has a learning disability a particular method of communication could be used for establishing effective communication. | Family and Friends | They will have a wealth of information on how the individual chooses to communicate and by which methods they prefer to be communicated to. They more than likely will have faced many communication barriers over the years and may be able to help if you experience such issues. | Records | Reading the individuals records and history will help us understand more regarding the individual’s

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