Promote Communication in Health, Social Care

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QCF Portofolio Health and Social Care – Level 3 Outcome 1 Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting 1. Identify the different reasons people communicate : People communicate for a variety of reasons : to learn, to know one another, to gain information, to understand, to share, to make team work more effective etc. On a more extreme level, one person may wish to talk to another because they feel lonely or neglected, and need reassurance. 2. Explain how communication affects relationships in the work setting : In care home setting communication occurs with the service users and their fammilies, the management and the directors, the working staff in the home and with outside professionals and visitors. Effective communication is vital for the support worker. The service user and the support worker need to understand each other clearly in order for the service user to receive the best possible care. Successful communication involves the support worker speaking clearly and using phrases and sentences that service users can understand. This also involves the support worker communicating clearly and openly with other members of staff, the manager and other professionals so as to make sure that the best possible care is provided and that this is done so reliably. Not doing so can mean that communication doesn’t work and this in turn means that working relationships break down and as well as misunderstandings and communication barriers are created. Outcome 2 Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals 2. Decribe the factors to consider when promoting effective communication : One of the first factors to consider when promoting effective communication is the individual’s needs and preferences such as the individual’s preferred spoken
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