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Written Communication. In all health care and early years settings accuracy of the written word is extremely important. If inaccuracies occur with keeping of formal records, a service user could have the wrong treatment or be given incorrect information

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Written communication: - Written communication is the same as oral but it is written down on paper instead of being spoke words. However the rules for the written communication are very different from those that are followed for spoken language. Written communication involves any type of interaction that makes use of the written words. It is one of the two main types of communication, along with oral communication. In all health care and early years settings accuracy of the written word is extremely important. If inaccuracies occur with keeping of formal records, a service user could have the wrong treatment or be given incorrect information with disastrous results. ...read more.

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There are a number of different types of written communication that may be kept by a setting including: * Personal history: service users' details about past and current experience. * Letters: appointment, information about meetings, visits, test results * Accident slips: to inform of minor injury to children * Care plans: a plan of the care a service user is to receive * Menus: the choice at meal times * Monitoring medical records: temperature, pulse or, in early years, the progress that is being made * Newsletter: giving information about events * Notice boards: these can give reminders or information about group meetings In many settings the communication policy will lay down that all written communication must be shown to the manager before it is passed on. ...read more.

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The massage given can be understood more clearly and any written instructions can be checked at a later date. Written communication provides a permanent record of the messages that have been sent and can be saved for later study. Since they are permanent, written forms of communication also enable recipients to take more time in reviewing the message and providing appropriate feedback. edited and revised several times However, for instance, unlike oral communication, wherein impressions and reactions are exchanged instantaneously, the sender of written communication does not generally receive immediate feedback to his or her message. Although the disadvantages are that people might not read them or if they do not read them properly and it does not answer questions and does not have an immediate feedback. http://communicatebetter.blogspot.com/2008/11/advatages-and-disadvantages-of-written.html (15.11.09) ...read more.

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