Participating in a Group Interaction

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Participating in a group interaction

During this assignment, I developed a group role play which was set within a health and social care environment. I constructed and acted the role play out with the other 5 members of my group. We then assessed the communication skills we used and the factors that influenced the effectiveness of the interaction.

Our group role play was set in a house, which involved a mother, two children, a health visitor and two social care workers. The scenario was that the health visitor and social worker are inspecting the mother’s house as they believe the welfare of her children is in danger.

To begin with, one of the social workers claims that they have had a report about the safety of the mother’s children. The social worker is assertive and explains that he has gotten a health visitor to check the conditions of the home are suitable for the children to live in. As a result of this, the children – aged 8 and 10 – are very confused as to what is going on, which causes a lack of communication as they do not know who these people are or why they are in their house. They also become confused and frustrated as they reveal that their mother wasn’t there the previous night to put them to bed (line 4). As it’s their job, the social workers and health visitor listen very carefully and become very inquisitive about what has been taking place. They respond to the allegations by asking questions about the events that have happened. Additionally, the tone of the social workers/health visitor is very concerned and stern and they are speaking at a slow and steady pace so they can therefore be understood clearly and precisely. This is because they want to inform the mother on what is happening and what the consequences are if the safety of her children is at risk. The mother is speaking in a fast paced and in a nervous tone as she is shocked and…...

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