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Communication - context and methods

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´╗┐Introduction A community can exist only with the world communication. Communication generally involves the flow of information and the ideas from one person to another. It involves transmitting and idea, information or feeling to the receiver. There are different forms of communication examples are verbal, non-verbal, formal, informal one to one etc. below are different forms of communication with description and when and how to use them. Context This refers to the condition in which something occurs or exists. 1. One to one communication: one person communicating with others with no other person joining in. for e.g. when a patient visits the hospital and he or she is discussing with the doctor or nurse how they have been feeling off late, and gets to know what treatment they need and what to do about it. This is one of the most typical one to one communications in the health and social care environment. People using services can also use one to one communication. 1. Group communication: This is the type of communication when everyone gets involved. Group communication is harder because it only works when everyone have a say on a particular topic been discussed, a good example is when staffs in a care home meet to discuss something that can help improve their settings . ...read more.


Some friends or family members may use terms that other people would not understand. Colleagues at work places also use informal communication. Informal communication may also be used in email, text, telephone conversations etc. Diana Owiredu Asante 23813 1. Verbal: this is when sounds and language are used to send a message. It also uses words to present ideas thoughts and feelings.eg is the use of sounds, words and speaking. Internal communication and public speaking are the two types of verbal communication. E.g. when people in a care home are assembled and a message is delivered to them by the staffs or mangers. 1. Non-verbal communication: these are messages sent out to express ideas and opinion without talking. This might be through body language, facial expressions, tone of voice, and other visual aids it is important to know what a person body language is saying. E.g. when someone in a care settings is having emotional difficulties the person may look upset, worried and won?t try to communicate with others. Diana Owiredu Asante 23813 1. Body language: this is a form of non ? verbal communication. ...read more.


Sign Language is used mainly by Deaf people and people with hearing difficulties. Diana O. Asante 23813 Makaton are symbols that support the written word, in the same way that signs support speech, makaton symbols can help if a child has difficulties with understanding and speaking. Through makaton,the child is able to develop important communication skills Braille this is a system based on communication that is widely used by blind people giving them a quick and efficient way to read and write.It was also the first digital form of writing. Even today braille is a very important form of communication. Diana O. Asante 1. Lip reading is used by the deaf. It is the technique of understanding speech by visual interpreting the movement of the lips, face and tongue with the information provided by the context, language and any residual hearing. Participating in conversations by way of lip reading helps improve communication skills. 1. Translators: this is the process whereby words are repeated in another language. This always involves language and culture simply because the two cannot be separated. (E.g. when someone in a care home cannot understand or speak English very well, that person should have another person who can speak his or her language to help send messages to others who may not understand. Diana O. Asante ...read more.

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