Unit 301 Health and Social Care

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301 Principles of communication in adult social care settings Ai Identify four different reasons why people communicate - We communicate to build relationships with people; families, friends, colleagues and with your residents. - Communication is the way we express how we feel and give our opinions. - Communication is used between people to exchange ideas, facts and impressions. - We also use communication to give people guidance and reassurance. Aii Explain how effective communication can affect relationships in an adult social care setting between: a) Colleagues and other professionals It is essential to have good communication between your colleagues and any other professions involved in the care of an individual. Tasks will be more successful with effective communication so you can discuss and gain information about the people you are caring for. With good communication between all those involved the individual is able to receive the best possible care. To develop within your role; effective communication is needed between your colleagues and managers so you are free to express what you think and how you feeling. b) Individuals using the service and their carers Effective communication is vital between carers and the residents. This enables you to build a relationship with the people you care for and will ensure they feel safe and trust you to look after them. Communication is also needed so the residents can tell you how they are feeling and what their needs and wishes are. 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. 1) Observation By observing an individual you will notice
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