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Communication in Health and Social Care. Within this piece of work I am going to explain the factors which can impact upon effective communication and interpersonal interaction

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  • Essay length: 7208 words
  • Submitted: 01/06/2012
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AS and A Level Healthcare

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P1 - Explain the role of effective communication and interpersonal

interaction in a health and social care context.

P2 - Discuss theories of communication.

M1 - Assess the role of effective communication and interpersonal interaction in health and social care with reference to theories of communication.

P1: Within this piece of work I am going to explain the factors which can impact upon effective communication and interpersonal interaction and discuss the importance of communication in a health and social care settings. I will outline different theories of communication and link these theories to communication and its effectiveness.

Communication is a process that involves the exchange of information, thoughts, ideas and emotions. There are many ways of communicating and this can be done verbally and non-verbally. We have many reasons of communicating with each other, and these are to express ourselves as well as to pass on information and knowledge.

Effective communication involves verbal and non-verbal interaction. Both of these communication methods can be expressed through skills such as:

* Tone of voice

* Pace of voice

* Eye contact

* Body language - Posture

* Facial

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