Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Hi everyone!

Hi all,
I've finally found a bit of spare time to post this; no mean feat for me, being completely new to the world of blogs, wikkis etc.
I think the possibilites of Web 2.0 are exciting, but wonder about the extent they can support/ enhance the development of practical interpersonal skills within the clinical environment. The relationship between nurse and patient relies upon more than verbal skills and academic interpretation of body language, and occurs within a complex environment with multiple simultaneous social interaction. Could e- learning be a trendy substitute for sound clinical experience, supported as it demands less resources?

1 comment:

Pam said...

What an interesting question, Barbara. No, I don't think e-learning can ever replace the complexities of interpersonal experience in a clinical setting but may provide a useful supplement.

What does anyone else think?