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I am going to explain the five barriers to effective communication within a health and social care environment

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´╗┐Ruth Green BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Unit 1 Communication in Health and Social Care P2 In my assignment I am going to explain the five barriers to effective communication within a health and social care environment and how they affect the communication cycle. Like language, cultural, slouching and crossing legs, noise and emotion. In health and social care they are many barriers to communication like Language. Language is a barrier to communication because people will not understand each other, because they speak different languages. This barrier affects the communication cycle because, for example in a care home if a service user speaks another language like Punjabi and they do not speak English it will be very difficult for the service user and the carer to understand each other. ...read more.

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In health and social care, a patient in a hospital could be trying to talk to the doctor but the doctor may not be able to understand what the patient is saying because of the patient?s accent. Also the patient might leave some important information because of the accent. Crossing your legs and slouching is a barrier to communication. For example if a patient in a hospital is sitting with the doctor and the doctor is trying to tell the patient something very important, the patient could be slouching this will make the doctor think that the patient does not want to listen. Also it will show that the patient is uncomfortable sitting there. ...read more.

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In health and social care emotions could be a barrier to communication. This is because, for example a carer might the trying to talk to the service user, but if the service user is upset, the service user will ignore the carer. Also if you are feeling down in such cases, you tend to have trouble listening to others or understanding the message that?s being sent to you. A few of the emotional interferences include hostility, anger, resentfulness and fear. Emotionally, people can be depressed and this can cause barriers to communication which means that because the person is emotionally depressed they don't want to speak to anyone and they don't want to see anyone. ...read more.

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