The Clinical Placement - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702029707

The Clinical Placement

1st Edition

A Nursing Survival Guide

Authors: Tracy Levett-Jones Sharon Bourgeois
Paperback ISBN: 9780702029707
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 29th January 2009
Page Count: 224

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This title is written by experienced professionals from Australia. A nursing students’ clinical placement experience is often fraught with problems. Anecdotal and empirical evidence suggests that nursing students experience feelings of stress, anxiety, alienation, disillusionment and disempowerment as a consequence of problems they encounter while on clinical placement. The guide is a user friendly resource designed to facilitate a smoother transition through this challenging phase of nursing education.

Key Features

  • a simple, student-centred format that illustrates problems the students might encounter though the use of stories and scenarios
  • "coaching tips" provide the student with guidance and insight into how they can best navigate their way through the clinical placement and how problems can be resolved or prevented
  • Reflective thinking activities encourage self-assessment and experiential learning
  • Includes insights from clinical experts across a diverse range of specialties

Table of Contents

The rules of engagement. Great expectations. How you act. How you think and feel. How you communicate. Insights from clinical experts.


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About the Author

Tracy Levett-Jones

Affiliations and Expertise

Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning), School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, NSW

Sharon Bourgeois

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Disciplines of Nursing and Midwifery,Faculty of Health, University of Canberra