Communication (from Latin "communis", meaning to share) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behaviour. In a simple definition,communication is the process of sending or receiving messages between two or more individuals.Communication involves 5 steps. 1: source- who transmits a piece of information or message.
2:message-message is the piece of information/codes/content . 3:channel-it is the way through which message is passed to the reciever. 4:reciever- person/people who recieve message and understands it. 5:feedback- response given back to source by reciever if he/she understood the message.
Effective communication is not just a coversation among people ,rather it is essential for the well being of the individuals you care for.It is very important to be aware of non -verbal communication when interacting with your individuals at work.It includes body language,gestures,facial expressions,positioning and appearance. Being in a Health and social care sector,there are many reasons to communicate and it is essential communication is done effectively without misunderstanding others or being misunderstood.some common people with whom communication needs to be done are: ·
Health care professionals,
Managers and supervisors,
Family and Friends.
TYPES OF COMMUNICATION:
People communicate with each other in a number of ways that depend upon the message and its context in which it is being sent. It also depends on a person about there Choice of communication.So, there are variety of types of communication. Types of communication based on the communication channels used are:
Verbal communication refers to the use of sounds and language to relay a message. It serves as a vehicle for expressing desires, ideas and concepts and is important...
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