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Different Forms of Communication Oral communication is also known as verbal communication. It consists of words and sentences and is used along with non verbal body language. The content spoken with oral communication within a care setting has to be accurate and understandable for patients, so they can feel empowered and able to make decisions regarding themselves. Also, oral communication is extremely important within different care settings. It is vital for different care workers and their patients to use oral communication in order to communicate with each other and exchange information and build relationships. Oral communication is used within care settings to explain specific information which is used between clients and their care workers. For example, if a patient is confused about his or her operation will consist of, it is a dentist's duty to help the patient understand what his or her operation will consist of and the steps the dentist will take prior to the completion of the operation, therefore making the patient feel much more at ease and relaxed. Also, oral communication is used within a care setting between, not only clients and their care workers, but also between care workers and their fellow colleagues. The situation may come about due to a patient's illness. ...read more.


The GP's cannot risk forgetting patient details, and will have to keep medical records of each of their patients to avoid any mishaps, such as the mentioned above. He can also refer to them just before the client comes to the next appointment to refresh his memory. He can refer to the previous appointment with the client and this makes him feel the doctor cares and is interested in him. Computerized communication is used to contact other care workers within care settings via forms of communication such as e-mail, internet, texting and instant messaging. Individuals can also access information using the internet, also emails and text messaging from a mobile phone; can reach the recipients in a matter of seconds no matter the distance, whereas before computer technology and the internet, letters and telephone was used. The introduction of computerized communication has simplified the procedures used to communicate with people who are based a long distance away. The speed of this new form of communication is a great advantage. For example, if a patient has been rushed to A&E, the GP of the patient can easily email the patients details to the hospital, where the patient is destined to go, in a matter of a few seconds. ...read more.


The system is based on the sense of touch and then people who are unable to see, use their fingers to feel the raised marks and then enable themselves to understand what has been said. This specific communication system, Braille, was created by Louis Braille, a blind 20-year old, who lost his sight as a child, in 1829. This system has been used by blind people for many years and is used for writing and reading for those who are unable to use written text. In modern times, computers have been enabled to translate written text into Braille and then printed out using special printers and also it has been placed on toilet doors, this has all been done so blind people are able to keep their independence. Clients can then read leaflets and books about their treatment. This also helps them meet intellectual needs. Also blind people can still talk well and are not mentally impaired. So it is important that care workers do not talk down to them or patronise them. Also, guide dogs are allowed into the care settings as they are used by the blind people to successfully navigate themselves to specific destinations. Also, if the blind people do not use English as their first language the care workers will have to hire an interpreter, and make sure leaflets given to the blind client is in their own language. ...read more.

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