Call to measure emotional intelligence
Should nursing students be screened for emotional intelligence? The profession continues to debate the pros and cons. Flynn Murphy reports.
Nursing students need better training in self-awareness and interpersonal communication to prepare them for the demands of the job, and should be screened for emotional intelligence, a senior lecturer at Southern Cross University has said. "The reason nursing is one of the most loved professions in the community is we have always been the ones who will spend time with the patient and engage," said psychiatric nurse Dr John Hurley. "But we're not preparing nurses very well for that in the curriculum, because it's increasingly crowded, and there are more demands being placed on curricula time,"...
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