Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting
“Communication: opening the door to understanding”
I believe that good communication is the key to a good relationship. If we communicate well with people in our lives we are able to better understand what people around us want, need, expect of us and what they are able to do and likewise they will understand what we want or need. This includes not just the people we live with but our co-workers, therapists and service providers of many kinds. When we communicate we exchange ideas, feelings, intentions or commands as by speech, gestures, writing or behaviour.
Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share" In this assignment I will be writing about the different reasons people communicate and how communication affects relationships in the work setting. People communicate for different reason such as to maintain relationships, to gain and share information, to gain reassurance and acknowledgment, to express their needs and feelings, to share ideas and thoughts and also to develop learning. There are many reasons why people communicate and it also depends on the circumstances of the situation. We communicate to build a relationship, when we meet new people for the first time we engage into some form of communication; it might be a smile or a ‘hello’ and with this first attempt at communication we are building a relationship Communication is not only verbal because while most people can communicate with words, we have to take into consideration that there may be others who can’t. When someone can’t speak, he/she have to find other ways how to communicate. There might be barriers in communication such as blind-partially sighted, cultural differences, environment, fear and other issues that can affect our communication with them. When working with such people in my knowledge it is good to read their body language, have some...
Cited: ‘Children and Young People’s Workforce’ – Penny Tassoni, Kate Beith, Kath Bulman, Sue Griffin (series consultant- Maureen Smith)
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