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The Clinical Placement


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Chapter 1 The rules of engagement 1.1 Know the lie of the land 1.2 The clinical placement-what it is and why it matters 1.3 Person-centred care 1.4 Models of care 1.5 Competent practice 1.6 Working within your scope of practice 1.7 Who shall I turn to? 1.8 Working hard-but not too hard 1.9 First impressions last 1.10 The generation gap 1.11 The roles and functions of the interdisciplinary healthcare team Reflective thinking activities References Chapter 2 Great expectations 2.1 Patients' expectations 2.2 Clinicians' expectations 2.3 Professional expectations 2.4 Legal requirements 2.5 Don't apologise for being a student 2.6 Speak up, speak out 2.7 Exercise your rights 2.8 You're not the boss of me (oh really?) 2.9 Don't take everything personally 2.10 Compliance and compromise 2.11 Being naive Reflective thinking activities References Chapter 3 How you act 3.1 Cultural safety 3.2 Teamwork 3.3 Managing conflict 3.4 Dealing with horizontal violence 3.5 Dealing with sexual harassment 3.6 Taking care of yourself 3.7 Patient advocacy 3.8 Best practice 3.9 Practice principles 3.10 Clinical governance 3.11 Patient safety 3.12 Clinical learning objectives 3.13 Student assessment 3.14 Giving and receiving gifts 3.15 Visitors during clinical placements 3.16 Using the company supplies 3.17 Punctuality and reliability 3.18 Putting work ahead of your studies 3.19 Clinical placements at distant locations Reflective thinking activities References Chapter 4 How you think and feel 4.1 Caring 4.2 Reflective practice 4.3 Reality check and seeking feedback 4.4 Emotional Intelligence 4.5 Critical thinking and critical reasoning 4.6 Ethical dilemmas in nursing 4.7 Crossing over the line 4.8 Getting the support you need Reflective thinking activities References Chapter 5 How you communicate 5.1 What is a nurse? 5.2 Therapeutic communication 5.3 Welcome to Australia or New Zealand 5.4 Using professional language 5.5 Documentation and legal issues 5.6 Information and communication technology (ICT) in healthcare and in education 5.7 Patient handover 5.8 Your voice in the clinical environment 5.9 Telephones and the internet 5.10 Self-disclosure 5.11 Providing effective feedback Reflective thinking activities References Glossary Index

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