In this essay I am going to be talking about communication within health and social care settings, in particular the importance of communication and also some different types of communication. The types of communication I have chosen to talk about are verbal communication and non verbal communication.
I will be going into detail about the chosen aspects of communication and I will also be explaining why they are used within health and social care settings and why they are so important to everyone involved.
In order to find out information I will be researching from a range of different sources such as the internet and books and I will also be expressing some of my own views and opinions and using examples of communication from my own experience within my placement.
So, what is communication? Communication is the transfer of information from one thing to another, for example, from person to person through speech or from a computer to computer via emailIn order for an individual to communicate effectively they must have a range of good communication skills. Some of these skills include things such as been a good listener, been able to use non verbal encouragement, been able to show empathy and also been able to paraphrase what has been said. Having all these skills will hugely enhance two way communications.
Verbal communication is where information is given or received via speech or writing.
The most obvious and most common form of verbal communication is speech, talking to one another. Verbal communication gives people the chance to communicate face to face with one another.
Verbal communication allows people to be more certain of things that have been said. For example, if people are talking face to face, if something was unclear the other individual can ask them to repeat what they just said or make it clearer, doing this can also help reduce the number of mistakes that could possibly occur from lack of understanding or mishearing what...