Unit 1 ; Effective Communication in Health and Social Care

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Unit 1: Developing Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
Task 1
Communication is a term used by professionals in the Health and Social Care system, but is also used on a daily basis by everyone all around the world in many different ways.
In this written report I will discuss the role of effective communication and interpersonal interaction in Health and Social Care settings. Communication can be explained and put forward in different types of ways, depending on the person whom you are interacting with, the environment in which the form of communication is taking place and finally what type of communication they are used to performing to others, this can also be re worded as the context of communication.
The different
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In practice it refers specifically to systems that assist the handicapped and elderly. These aids can be many things, (i.e., laptops/computers, phones etc.). People such as Stephen Hawking use aids such as these to communicate with other people, (Hawking has near complete paralysis but retains enough muscle control to allow him to press a button with his right hand. A computer screen displays a series of icons that allow control of his wheelchair, doors and appliances in his house. He can select items on the screen by pressing the button when a moving cursor passes over the correct area of the screen; Hawking speaks in a similar manner. The screen displays the alphabet, with a cursor moving over it. He presses the button at the appropriate letter. Once he has constructed a complete sentence, he can send the text to the voice synthesizer built into his chair).
Signs and symbols can be anything from using maybe street signs and the symbols on the road to British Sign Language, Deaf/Blind Sign Language and Makaton. Signs and symbols can be extremely important to every day people, using road signs is essential, if they were not there it could cause potential accidents or people could get lost. People with a physical disability benefit and advance from signs and symbols in many different ways, for example if a deaf person did not have the British Sign Language or Makaton to communicate with others then they would not have a way of communication with people or letting

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