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National Diploma Health and Social Care in Health Studies Unit 1 Developing effective communication P3 Describe a range of factors that influence communication and interpersonal interaction. Include both positive and negative factors. The nature of communication: This could be one of the main factors which influences the way we communicate with someone. If someone is deaf, verbally speaking to them is not always going to be understood unless they can lip- read so therefore this influences how you would communicate with this person. Other methods have to be considered for instance British Sign Language or written communication. The same can be said if someone is blind, we can verbally speak to , but if they had to read information then simple written communication is not appropriate for them and brille would have to be used. ...read more.


Poor lighting can make it difficult to see and make sense of someone's facial expressions. By seeing someone's body language can give someone a better understanding of what is being communicated. If someone uses lip reading to understand people lighting plays a crucial part in their ability to understand. The size of the environment can also make communicating more difficult or uncomfortable for some people. Sitting to close or too far from someone can make some people uncomfortable when speaking to others. The temperate also affects the way we communicate with each other; it can make people feel tired or stressed. Attitude and mood: Our attitude can be influenced by many things such as our age, gender or possibly our occupation. We have to be able to change this depending on the situation and the people we are communicating with. ...read more.


This can make it difficult to seek medical advice as the thought of speaking to a doctor of the opposite sex about personal or embarrassing conditions can be too much for some to over-come. For some cultures it is essential that they are treated by the same sex as themselves as it can be illegal in their religion. This could be problematic in any environment, but could result in a patient refusing treatment. Age can also influence the way we communicate with people. The elderly are sometime suspicious of younger generations and this can make it difficult when trying to communicate with the elderly as they maybe distant and uncooperative. The same can be said for younger people, they sometimes dismiss what they are told by older people as they feel they are interfering in their lives, an example of this could be advice given to underage drinker, they maybe advised on the effects on their bodies but dismiss the information as it is given to them by older people. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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This essay describes some factors that may influence communication and interpersonal interactions with occasional reference to health and social care settings. However, P3 of this specification, 2007, states

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