Promote Communication in Health and Social Care or Childrens and Young Peoples Setting

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UNIT 1 Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s settings. * 1.1 People communicate for many reasons, effective communication ensures others are aware of what information you are trying to relay. It is also for sharing ones thoughts, feelings, needs and ideas. Communication in the workplace is very important as this allows people to pass on varied information to all staff, therefore ensuring consistency. * 1.2 Lack of communication in the workplace can result in relationships being strained and unfulfilled, it is very important that there is good communication between all members of staff as this ensures things run well and mistakes are not made and things are not overlooked. It also enables us to work effectively with each other. * 2.1/2.2/2.3/2.4 Reading care plans is always a good start when establishing the individual’s communication needs and preferences, if the service user is new to your home then either ask the previous carers or the service users friends and family as they are likely to know and can pass this information to you, this also enables you to put this information in your own care plans for the individual. If the service user is not new to the home but you are, ask other staff how they communicate with them. When promoting effective communication you should ensure that you have all the information on how the individual prefers to communicate, and to be very aware of the environment, ensure there are no distractions, for you or the service user. Be sure you have enough time to listen as you do not want to appear to be rushing them as this may seem to them that you are not really interested in what they have to say, and this could affect their relationship with you and if they need to speak to someone they trust about an important issue they will have doubts about coming to you, which could
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