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Explain the role of effective communication and interpersonal interaction in a health and social care context

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  • Submitted: 07/01/2012
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Assignment 1

P1 Explain the role of effective communication and interpersonal interaction in a health and social care context

Effective communication is a conversation in which no one gets confused by the other person's meaning. The first thing you need to do to ensure effective communication is to use reflection (key words). The second thing is to ask Clarifying Questions; questions that try to find out the other person's true meaning. An effective conversation can also mean a conversation in which something is achieved. It can be a conversation in which two people both enjoy the conversation and learn something.

Effective communication in the health and social care setting is very important as it allows the health care worker to perform their role effectively, allowing them to work alongside their colleagues whilst developing supportive ties with the users of the service who come from different types of backgrounds, cultures/ and religion. People with communication disabilities are at risk of not being able to communicate effectively with their health care professionals and this could have an impact directly on their health.

Good communication is the foundation to successful relationship i.e. patient and carer,

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