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6 – HSC CM4: Communication in Health and Social Care

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1.1 Explain the use of communication in health and social care settings.

Communication is the exchange of information or interaction between two or more people. It is also a way of sending and receiving information from one person to another. There are several ways for people to interact, such as verbal communication (speaking out), written communication (such as emails), and non-verbal communication (gestures, facial expressions).

Communication in health and social care entails passing on and understanding information between care workers and care receivers. It is a useful tool to inform care receivers on how to maintain their health conditions and what steps to take when having any health issues.

Communication is extremely important in the health/social care environment because it gives more space for openness and transparency. This means that it helps care receivers to open up more about their health to the health and social care workers and for care workers to talk more transparently to patients about how they are doing, whether they are getting better or offering them comfort and reassurance. For example, service users may feel like they are not in control when in a health and social care facility. But through good communication, transparency, and openness from care workers, they can understand that the service they are receiving is actually person-centred.

Communication is also effective in improving health care services as team members are able to pass information within the organization.

If team members are able to communicate effectively, it will lead to improved health care services. This is because team members will be able to share important information within the organization, which will help to improve the overall quality of care. Additionally, effective communication can help to reduce errors and improve patient safety.

Other answers in the full document:

  • 1.2. Explain the impact of communication on service delivery outcomes.
  • 2.1. Outline theories of communication.
  • 2.2. Describe communication and language needs and preferences of individuals.
  • 2.3. Explain factors that influence communication and interactions.
  • 2.4. Explain how barriers to communication can be overcome.
  • 2.5. Explain how to communicate to meet the needs of others.
  • 2.6. Explain how to access additional support or services to enable individuals to communicate effectively.
  • 3.1. Explain the meaning of the term confidentiality.
  • 3.2. Summarise legislation, policies, procedures and codes of practice relating to the management of information
  • 3.3. Explain the potential tension between maintaining confidentiality and the need to disclose information.
  • 4.1. Describe how to ensure the security of data when accessing and storing records.
  • 4.2. Describe how to ensure the security of data when sharing information.
  • 4.3. Explain how to maintain records

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