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Non-Anxious presence: A key attribute of the successful veterinarian
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (2006)
  • Elizabeth Strand, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract
In the recent past much has been written about non-technical skills in veterinary medical education. This dialogue has focused extensively on competence in behaviorally based communication skills for successful veterinary practice. Other relationship-based communication skills are also useful in communication, such as self-awareness, flexibility, non-judgment (compassion), and being present. All of these relationally based skills are present in the concept of non-anxious presence. This article will review the history of the term “non-anxious presence” (NAP), discuss a proposed model of NAP for the veterinary medical environment, and review some methods useful in teaching NAP in veterinary medical education.
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
Elizabeth Strand. "Non-Anxious presence: A key attribute of the successful veterinarian" Journal of Veterinary Medical Education Vol. 33 Iss. 1 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_strand/3/