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Different Forms of Communication and the Communication Cycle.

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Introduction Communication is the processes in which speech, signs, or actions transmit from one person to another (Marriam-Webester 2010). There are many different ways to communicate in which we use to communicate our feelings, thoughts, information, and beliefs. Ways we communicate to create effective communication are one to one, group communication, visual communication, and arts and crafts. These ways of communication help a variety of people with different needs or difficulties which are highly effective ways of communicating in a care home. Types of interpersonal interaction that can also help communication with patients are non-verbal interaction, Verbal interaction, and listening and reflecting back. These interactions show the effectiveness of communication between carer to patient or carer to carer. While on placement, it is important to use effective communication with colleagues and clients. A popular way of communicating that is also very effective is one on one communication. When using one on one communication with another colleague or client, make sure that it is in an environment where attention can be kept. Communication can become ineffective if attention is broken by interference or chaos. Different types of communication One on one Communication One on one communication should be used when explain, questioning, or understanding a situation or person. ...read more.


This can help decrease barriers in communication. This would be used when a patient needs to know what they will be doing as well as a colleague. Verbal Interpersonal Interaction Verbal interaction consists of statements, and questions. This helps both people who are communicating to understand one another. When working in the care home, asking patient's questions can help you understand how they feel and you can help. Verbal communication helps the patient know that you understand them and vice versa. This can also let you know the patient understand what you are saying. Assessment To use effective communication, any of the above ways to communicate are only effective in the correct situation. When communicating to a large group of people, group communication is the most effective like when informing other nurses of important information. One on one communication is highly effective when communicating with one person as well as visual communication. Visual communication is highly effective one on one to stop from interference. One on one communication can be used to update a patient's progress or to inform them of information. Visual communication would be used for patients who have hearing difficulties. ...read more.


A nurse is also uses the communication cycle frequently to have effective communication with patients. They would need to have good communication skills to send clear messages to patients who could be hurt, and may not be fully conscious to understand the message. Using the communication cycle in the nursing profession is vital to knowing which medication is needed, how a patient needs to be treated, or know how the patient was hurt and if authorities need to contacted. The communication cycle is essential to nurses in their day to day career. Conclusion In this report I have researches, analyzed, and assessed different forms of communication as well as ways of using it to create successful and effective communication in the health and social care settings. I have also assessed how the communication cycle can be used in the health and social care setting. The conclusion of this analysis is that the communication cycle is vital to being used in the health and social care setting to create trust, support, and treat service users. The communication cycle is available to every type of service user to help them in an effective way by using different communication and interactions. "Communication- the human connection- is the key to personal and career success."-Paul J. ...read more.

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