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Health and Social Care Oral Communication

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Oral communication

Oral communication is used in various care settings for example; doctors surgeries, hospitals, old peoples homes and even in the patients home during call outs. Oral communication needs to be used to give important messages to patients of colleagues. Doctors need to tell patients about illnesses related to the patient or advice and help about medications. Some old people suffer badly from lots of different illnesses so they will need extra care. To help with this, care workers will need to make sure oral communication is used greatly to explain about medicine or anything other thing to calm or comfort the patient. People in the health profession need to obtain information through oral communication. This is vital as it can help to decide what's wrong with the patient e.g. a patient who has gone to their doctor, explaining symptoms they are experiencing a doctor or a nurse would be able to work out specific treatments for the patient based on the information given. Exchanging ideas in care settings are also important. Especially for new colleagues in the setting or newly trained staff as they may not be aware of how to treat an illness. Other staff

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