The Clinical Placement - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780729542012, 9780729583411

The Clinical Placement

3rd Edition

An Essential Guide for Nursing Students

Authors: Tracy Levett-Jones Kerry Reid-Searl
eBook ISBN: 9780729583411
Paperback ISBN: 9780729542012
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 11th December 2014
Page Count: 200

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An essential resource to prepare nursing students for their clinical placements and gain the most from their experiences.

With a focus on expectations and how to think, act, feel and communicate within complex clinical environments, Clinical Placement: An essential guide for nursing students, 3rd Edition provides tips for maximising learning opportunities and practical strategies for dealing with difficult and challenging situations.

Evolve Resources:
The Clinical Placement, 3rd Edition is supported by an engaging series of video interviews with nurses from a diverse range of clinical practice areas. Each nurse shares insights, advice, highlights challenges and opportunities, and assists with tips for clinical placement.

Key Features

  • Evolve resources include:
      o 12 video interviews with nurses from a range of clinical practice areas
      o ‘Need to know’ quick tips
      o ‘Challenges you may encounter’
  • Other key features within the chapters include: Something to Think About, Student Experience case studies and Coaching Tips

Table of Contents

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



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



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



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



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





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About the Author

Tracy Levett-Jones

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing Education, Discipline Lead – Nursing Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Kerry Reid-Searl

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences, CQUniversity, Australia