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In this assignment I will be writing about what communication is and the different types of communication and how it relates to health & social and how effective is it in society. I will be explaining the advantages and disadvantages of the different type

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Introduction In this assignment I will be writing about what communication is and the different types of communication and how it relates to health & social and how effective is it in society. I will be explaining the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of communication and how it relates to everyday health & social use. What is communication and the importance of the effect? Communication is the passing of information from one place to another and it is done in different ways such as speaking directing with someone, texting someone, sending emails, sending letters, sign language etc. communication comes in 4 different types such as oral, written, special methods and computerized. Communication helps us to get information across to one another. It also helps people to feel safe, to form relationships such as friendships and it develops self esteem of an individual. The importance of effective communication is that if anyone had anything they were worried about or had any problems then it can be solved by talking to different people to give you different ideas and that way important information that has been missed can be passed on to one another. ...read more.


disadvantages such as: it can get lost through the post, if the wrong information was written accidently then the patients care will go wrong as well, Too long to write, Relationships such as trust and confidential situations between service users and service providers will break if records got lost, Poor writing can lead to poor reading. Computerized communication Computerized communication is when information is passed using computer by emails, social networks, faxing, text messaging. Computerized communication offers a range of facilities that allow people to communicate. Computerized communication is faster and cheaper as it doesn't go through the post stage. The purpose of computerized communication is to give and receive information faster, maintain security by putting a password which builds relationships between service users and service providers. Most people surf the internet so it makes it easier. The more people use the internet, the more information passes on. For example if someone wanted to send important information straight way then they don't have to post it which takes a day or two they can just email it which takes about a minute or less. Computerized communication can be also formal and informal for example writing a mail to your friends is informal and applying for a job is formal. ...read more.


Example of formal communication is talking in a meeting and example of informal communication is talking to a staff. For example a doctor speaking to the patient. The advantages of oral communication are that it is fast and easier. The body language and facial expression encourages them and increases their confidence. The disadvantages are that it can be forgotten which can give the wrong information passed on. Some people might speak low or it is hard to understand which again leads to wrong information being passed on. Special method communication This type of communication is used for those that have learning disabilities such as hearing or is blind or disabled. The purpose of special method communication is to build relationships, pass on information and increase their understanding through special methods such as makaton and Braille which are examples of special methods. Makaton is the use of body language such as using signs and symbols to get the opposite person to understand whereas Braille is about the sense of touch. Special methods relates to health care settings such as using sign language for those that are deaf. The advantages of it are that it increases the understanding and the wrong information is not passed on. The disadvantages are it needs skilled service providers which can be found less and it takes a while to learn as it is hard. ...read more.

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