Unit 1 Communication

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Assignment 1 P1: Describe different types of communication and interpersonal interaction, using examples relevant to health and social care settings. Introduction In this assignment I will describe the different types of communication these will include: group communication, formal, informal, , music and drama, arts and crafts and communication using technology. I will also describe the different types of interpersonal interaction these will include speech, language (first language, dialect, slang and jargon), non verbal communication(posture, facial expressions, touch, silence, proximity, reflective listening), variation between cultures, listening and reflecting back using examples that are relevant to the health and social care setting. Group communication Group leaders In group communication there different ways people will communicate. Some groups will have a group leader, for example in a classroom the group leader will always be the teacher. This is because the lesson needs to follow a plan and stay focused on the subject and the issues which need to be covered. In a group therapy meeting the councillor is the leader this is so that they can guide the group’s discussion. It is important that the group discussion is guided to prevent any confrontation, help ensure all the participants feel confident and able to state their point of view freely; they also need to make sure the subject matters are covered within the discussion. Taking it in turns to talk Informal Some groups do not have a group leader which can lead to people talking over each other, the conversation will not have a purpose as no one will be listening, so it is important that we know how to take it in turns to talk to each other. In a group situation the person talking might lower their voice and look around the group to indicate that it is someone else’s turn to talk.
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