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Barriers to Communication.

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  • Essay length: 1333 words
  • Submitted: 25/09/2003
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Michelle Turrell
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GCSE Child Development

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this is a good piece of work. it demonstrates good subject knowledge and application to various care settings which is one of its strengths. the organisation of the report could be improved by linking the barrier to advice on how to overcome it, instead of using bullet points lists. this would ensure it reads better. ****

Marked by teacher Michelle Turrell 01/12/2012

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Nasima Khanom

Barriers to Communication

(Direct quotes from health and social care intermediate book-Josephine de Souza)

When we communicate, our ability to get our message across affectively to others can be hampered by a number of barriers. As a care worker it is important to recognise barriers to your own our own communication and learn how to overcome them. In health and social care and early years settings these barriers include:-

1.) Language

As a multiethnic society, the UK, the UK has many citizens whose first language is not English and who may find English difficult to understand. Many native speakers of English also find the complicated medical words on hospital signs and the jargon of health care workers hard to understand. In all of these circumstances, language can be obstacle to effective communication between care workers and their patients and clients.

2.) Culture

In a multiethnic society like the UK there are a lot cultural differences between different groups in the population. These differences can affect the way people communicate and interact, which can sometimes cause communication problems for example, the amount of eye contact, the physical closeness or proximity and

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this is a good piece of work. it demonstrates good subject knowledge and application to various care settings which is one of its strengths. the organisation of the report could be improved by linking the barrier to advice on how to overcome it, instead of using bullet points lists. this would ensure it reads better. ****

Marked by teacher Michelle Turrell 01/12/2012

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