Learning Human Skills


  • Philip Burnard, PhD, MSc, RGN, RMN, DipN, Cert Ed RNT, Vice-Dean, School of Nursing Studies, University of Wales College of Medicine, UK; Visiting Professor, Royal Thai Army Nursing College, Bangkok, Thailand;

In order to meet the needs of the client or patient, health care professionals must first understand themselves. The fourth edition of this popular book offers essential theory, reference to the research and a sequence of experiential and reflective learning activities to aid the development of self-awareness and interpersonal skills. It is easy to read and can be used at any stage of professional development.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5264-3

Table of Contents

Introduction; The self and self-awareness; Experiential learning; Reflection as experiential learning; Experiential learning and reflective practice research; Using experiential learning activities; Experiential learning activities for human skills - Counselling skills; Experiential learning activities for human skills - Group activities; Assessing and evaluating experiential learning; Appendix I: Topics for pairs activities; Appendix II: Topics for group activities