To enable the student/ practitioner to have an awareness of the skills and knowledge required to deliver palliative care to patients with advanced, progressive disease and those who matter to them.
At the end of a clinical placement the student/ practitioner will be able to:-
Courtesy and respect and to be treated as a valued member of the interdisciplinary team.
Mentors and managers who offer regular contact time to jointly reflect on progress and practice, to identify areas for development and to complete assessment documentation.
A learning environment that is conducive to meeting students’ individual needs commensurate with their competency level and clinical practice needs
Courtesy and respect from students towards patients, family/ carers and members of the interdisciplinary team
Students to treat information relating to patients, families, staff and volunteers as confidential.
Students to make an appropriate contribution to patient and family care while flexibility is ensured to meet negotiated individual learning needs
Students to be flexible in using available learning opportunities to experience 24 hour care and care pathways
Courtesy and respect from clinical staff and students in clinical placement areas
Clinical staff or mentor to notify link lecturer as soon as there is a concern about a student’s progress or other issues which need addressed
Mentors who have been appropriately prepared for their role