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Communication and Individual Rights within Health & Social Care

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Communication and Individual rights with in the Health and Social Care Sectors. The Communication Cycle. Each sector of the communication cycle needs to be followed for the cycle to be successful. Firstly Person A says something, and then this message is sent. Person B sees and hears the message and the message is taken in. The message is then de-coded and understood. A new message is then formed and sent and Person A then sees and hears it and there is now a new understanding. The communication cycle goes round and round . Forms of communication Verbal Verbal communication uses words; this can come in the form of letters, text, emails or memo which uses writing. Sometimes verbal communication is mixed up with oral (which is spoken). An example of verbal communication is a doctor talking to a patient about their illness. Non verbal Non verbal communication uses sign language and pictures. An example of non verbal communication is a person with hearing difficulties, so a deaf person and somebody else. Body language Body language communication tells somebody exactly how you feel about the conversation you are having. If you're not interested you usually turn your body away and don't look at the person who is speaking to you. ...read more.


But also signs and symbols are used frequently. For example at airports, shopping centres and tourist places there are signs on the toilet doors to separate the different genders. Factors that affect communication. Sensory deprivation: Sensory deprivation is removing one or all of the five senses. -see below. Visual Disabilities If you have a visual disability, you can't read or see signs. Hearing Disabilities If you have hearing difficulties you can't hear any one speak or understand them when there talking, usually this leads to not being able to talk either because you have to be able to hear to be able to talk. Learning Disabilities If you have learning difficulties it usually means that you're brain works at a slower pace and you might not be able to understand people. When you are talking to someone with learning difficulties you have to check that they understand what you're talking about and that there not just repeating what you're saying. Physical Disabilities People who have physical disabilities can sometimes communicate through speech but it depends on how disabled that person is. For example, Jodie has cerebral palsy and can not communicate through speech so she uses a Dyno Voxe which is a computer that connects through a dot on her head which acts as a mouse as she can not use her hands. ...read more.


For example, a joke about someone's hair colour could be funny to someone without that hair colour but to the person with that hair colour it could be offensive. Inappropriate behaviours Inappropriate behaviour in a classroom from one pupil can affect communication between the teacher and other pupils. For example, if there is a pupil turning around taking things of you it will affect you're communication between you and the teacher. Aggression If someone is aggressive in their behaviour towards you then you are unable to concentrate on anything. This could affect communication between anyone else and the aggressor if they where trying to speak to you. Feelings of isolation Feelings of isolation make you feel like you can't communicate with anyone and you have to 'keep it all locked up'. E.g. If you where being abused and you felt like you couldn't turn to anyone. Ways of overcoming barriers Adapting to the environment An environment can be changed to make communication easier to take place. For example, if you are in a office having a meeting and there is noise outside then you would shut the windows to avoid the noise coming in. ...read more.

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