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 Do you think ADHD/ADD is over diagnosed?
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 What are some weird things people do in their sleep?
I fell asleep last night at about 10:00 and when I woke up I looked at my phone and I had texted one of my friends. I've done that before but it wasn't a normal text, just gibberish. But ...


 Is your social anxiety so bad that often you feel very nervous and?
even sometimes teary when you are talking to other people? Even on lots of meds and lots of therapy and lots of deep breathing, etc., I still have so much trouble just talking to people, functioning ...


 help help i need help bad very very very very very very bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadddddd…
heeeeeellllppppppppp help i need help help help help ok here goes i ate a apple and my teeth turned orange it was disgusting so went to go brush my teeth and they turned orange and it diddnt come off ...


 Why am I unable to control my crying?
I get so sick and tired of myself crying all the time. My Mom is putting her house up for sale and is moving into senior living where my step-dad is. She will be safer, have people to talk to all ...


 I've been thinking about killing myself?
I've been kind of depressed lately and I feel as if know one cares about me I began cutting myself as well I feel like everyone is trying to be nice to me and no one really cares and also my ...


 How does one build self esteem?
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 why cant we remember when we start to sleep?

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i think that wedont remember because god doesnt want us to know how to sleep ...


 What it is called when you have an experience that u think ,that you live it before?
Yeah, sometimes you think that what u saw it was sth u saw/live it before but when u think about it it isnt true.. do you know what this is called or have a scientific explanation?...


 Do people dream when they're in a coma?
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 how to deal with an OCD flare-up?
i remember before i had an OCD flare-up. the weather was warm in the city and i chose to walk to the movie theater. so i walked and while walking i had a fear that i accidentally did something wrong/...


 Do you ever feel like unhappy?
like nothings wrong, but sometimes u feel down and ...


 Talk me out of suicide?
I don't know. I can't cope.
But, there's this guy. Sorta my best friend. No, I'm not lusting after him or anything ridiculous like that. But someone else close to him just ...


 I'm dying here. Help me, I think I'm going crazy?
I have this problem, I don't know if people have this.

Sometimes I just can't stop thinking of my teeth scratching on medal or my nails scratching a chalk board or something ...


 i think my psychiatrist is getting hand-outs from drug companies?
he is trying to take me off of all my generic prescriptions and prescribing me very expensive ones. he's thrown out all these diagnosis' and i seriously don't think anything is really ...


 What kind of psychological problems can being overprotected cause?
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 Are there any alternative treatments for bi-polar disorder?
I'm looking for stuff like vitamins and herbs, maybe tea or something. Not therapy or medication. I'd even consider crystals and other new age stuff like that.

Much thanks in ...


 Anyone who is dealing/dealt with dementia of a loved one?
My grandfather started getting signs about 8 years ago i think. Then over the last year he went really downhill. And since i saw him a few months ago, he's really declined. He's been in ...


 I'm crushed under failure. depressed terribly. what to do?
I failed in my career. I failed keeping my friends. Yes I made mistakes and I know them now. But I don't have the energy to get over my depression to start over. I also am afraid to fail again. ...


 How to go from shyness to being more social ?
Im normally a shy keep to myself person .. but i dont really like being that way because its not much fun.... so lately ive tryed to be more outgoing and do things that make me more social and i do ...



ladie_majik
why is communication important in a health and social care setting?
                      









RawrzImo
Better question, why would it not be?

Honestly, communication is important in almost all fields. Just think about it for a minute and you'll probably come up with multiple reasons why communication would be important in health/social care.


astrodeus
Are you talking specifically of patient-physician communication? Read this: http://www.acponline.org/about_acp/chapters/az/mtg06_gullen.pdf


muh-muh-muh-muh
of course you want to make the patient at ease when yer around


Stephers
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In health care it is absolutely vital. When people are sick they are afraid of not getting better. You have to let them know what is happening to their bodies and why they are losing control and what you are doing to give them back that control. Very ill people are afraid, communication is vital to reassure them.


spiny1121
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The human mind is a very complex and powerful machine. A lot of our physical health derives from our mental health. The power of belief is 99% of the battle. A good example of this can be demonstrated when people are diagnosed with dihabilitating/terminal diseases and are told that they have X amount of time to live. Those that accept death and illness will quickly succomb to the affect of the disease and pass rather quickly. Those that believe they can overcome these inevitablities will outlive the timeline of termination, way beyond scientific analysis. Communicating is vital to this because when we speak, we are releasing our insecurities and bad energy out into the world. Our fears will dwindle and our souls release what it is that bogs us down. The best doctors I know are some of the most optimistic people I've ever encountered. Their patients feed off this energy and tend to recover/fight more effectively. It is really the power of love that allows us to fight. Those that have an open ear are open to and providing a form of love to those that need it most.


Daft One
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You need to be able to make it clear what is going on around the person you are taking care of. If you are a nurse and you walk into someone's room and start taking off their clothes without saying a word, they might hit you or bite you cause they do not understand why you are undressing them. So you have to come in and announce yourself "Hello Mr. Smith, it's me Shelly, I'm here to give you a bath, is that alright with you?"

You know, you gotta have communication. Duh. lol

Cheers


procyon_11
1.) you need to communicate to learn the needs of your client.
2.) The health care profession is not a one man team. You work with a number of other professional each with his/her own specialty and you need their help to deliver quality care, so you need to communicate with them.


Kat
Communication is important in health and social care setting because its vital to find out the care and needs best for each client. If u can't communicate with clients or staff. The needs of the client may change and their health will deteriorate, It's better to communicate to improve the clients health.


Christine M
Communication is VITAL in a healthcare and social care setting. The patient and the healthcare professional need to understand each other clearly in order for the patient to receive the best possible care. Provding care to a patient is next to impossible if the patient's needs cannot be clearly stated. Communication eases anxiety of the patient, eliminates more possibilities for mistakes, and lets each party know what is expected of them.


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