P4 Unit 1

P4: Explain strategies used in health and social care environments to overcome barriers to effective communication and interpersonal interactions?
In this assignment I will be explaining the different strategies used in my work placement to overcome barriers. I will be giving examples from my work placement as well as strategies on how to deal with them. I will also be measuring the good and bad of each of the three strategies when supporting a variety of service users with different needs.
There are many barriers to communication and these may occur at any stage in the communication process. Barriers may lead to messages becoming distort and therefore risk wasting both time by causing confusion and misunderstanding.   Effective communication involves overcoming these barriers and conveying a clear and concise message. There are a range of barriers in health and social care, some of which are disability, emotional, environmental, cultural differences and language differences.
At my work placement, there have been a number of communication barriers have or could have influenced my interaction with service users. The first communication barrier I would like to talk about speech impairment. Speech impairment is a condition in which the ability to produce speech sounds that are necessary to communicate with others is impaired. Speech impairments can be mild, such as occasionally mispronouncing a couple of words, such as not being able to produce speech sounds at all. We rely on speech as one of our methods of communicating with others. An impairment in speech can significantly impact our ability to communicate. Speech impairments in childhood can have a negative influence on social development. Speech impairments at all stages of life can lead to social isolation, embarrassment, and shame.
The communication strategy for this situation would be to hire a learning mentor. The learning mentor could help the service user overcome the barrier and reach their...