Interpersonal skills training for optometry students: What should be taught?

Thompson, Briony M. & Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E. (1988) Interpersonal skills training for optometry students: What should be taught? Journal of Optometric Education, 13(3), pp. 84-88.


In recent years, greater recognition has been given to the need to systematically train optometry students in specific interpersonal skills. One difficulty facing the teacher responsible for such a program is to decide what skills need to be taught. It is the purpose of this paper to review research on health professionals’ interpersonal skills and to provide a theoretical basis for the selection of material to be included in a program for optometry students. From this basis, specific recommendations on the necessary skills will be made.

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ID Code: 5666
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0098-6917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1988 Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
Deposited On: 01 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:16

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