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Barriers to effective communication

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´╗┐Lucy Denyer Unit 1 assignment 2 barriers to communication 13th November 2012 Disability ________________ A disability can restrict communication; there are many types such as, hearing loss Autism, Down syndrome, Blind, Speech impediment and many more. (According to E. rasheed 2011)There are many forms of disability effecting different types of service users, although not everyone will know if, a service user has special need or learning difficulties s, Such as Dyslexia. However a visual impairment is visible to others. All of these can cause barriers making it difficult to communicate with one to one for example a teacher who is on replacement may speak to a student who seems to be ignoring her, the teacher becomes angry and therefore refuses to teach him . In this situation the boys is deaf and he dose not understand because he can not hear, he can not communicate back. The teacher is taken back as she is unaware. She is also unable to communicate, and the communication cycle is disturbed. To change and adapt the environment for his need, the school may make people aware and sign to him. ...read more.


He then might and negotiate even use problem solving to overcome this barrier. The doctor will need staff training to cope in these situations. Cultural variations ________________ A cultural difference is when someone from one religion may act differently to someone from another. This can offend people in different cultures. Depending on different origin, some may react differently when approached (Haworth, E Higgins, 2010.) Some of the factors for cultural differences can include, class. Some cultures do not talk to people who have lower income than them. It is their belief that same sexed relationships should not happen and can be frown apron. There are many factors of different cultures, so when communication comes into context, it can be difficult to interact as cultures do things different, resulting in a barrier. For example if a female doctor is trying to communicate with a Muslim man who has come for an appointment, she tries to look at him but he will not look at her then ask what she can do for him but he looks at her in horror and walks out ending communication. ...read more.


Depression can be strong and service users may shut down from professionals. They may believe that no one can help them now and spiral in to a deep depression. service users can show depression in different ways such as crying and uncontrollable or can shut down altogether . Service users may be ?wrapped up within their own thoughts,? being unable to communicate. For example a friend may ask what is wrong with an adolesnt service user however the service user does not speak; she tries to communication with the service user but the service user in not maintain eye contact or willing to interacted with the friend. The friend becomes frustrated and leaves however, the adolesnt is depressed and in a deep depression some do not accept help when it is most needed. In this case the service user need to have a friend or relative who is encourage as well as patient and willing to wait for them to speak . They will need to be a good listener and not but in but maybe after giving an opinions in a kind gentle manner more leading the service user to believe then just telling them for example, I feel that instead of you should. And not giving direction just let a sympathetic ear. ...read more.

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