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Introducing interpersonal skills into the pharmaceutical curriculum.

Hargie, Owen and Morrow, Norman (1987) Introducing interpersonal skills into the pharmaceutical curriculum. International Pharmacy Journal, 4 (1). pp. 175-178. [Journal article]

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This article discusses interpersonal skills which are relevant to pharmaceutical practice and how they may be incorporated into the pharmaceutical curriculum. The authors changes in pharmacy practice and education over the last 25 years and the reports that have identified the need for training in interpersonal skills. At the moment there is gradual change in the UK, to introduce such training. The authors then discuss the skills areas which are relevant to pharmacy including non-verbal communication, questioning, explaining, listening, counselling, interviewing etc. These skills can best be taught within the structure of microtraining. The stages of microtraining, skill analysis - skill discrimination, skill practice, feedback and consolidation are explained. Finally the authors discuss the practical considerations of introducing this training into the curriculum and conclude that schools of pharmacy should give urgent attention to incorporating a communication component within the undergraduate curriculum

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:20208
Deposited By: Professor Owen Hargie
Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 08:13
Last Modified:04 Oct 2011 08:13

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