Clinical and Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions

Clinical and Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions

A logical approach takes you from student to health professional

Part 1 covers broader issues such as getting ready for placement, your role, rights and responsibilities, supervision, assessment and working in teams. Part 2 provides information on a variety of clinical fieldwork placement settings, and how to prepare for each. Part 3 helps you transition from student to fieldwork educator and includes information about recruiting students back to your workplace. Encourages multidisciplinary practice.

The key to good health practice is to have all health professionals working together successfully with shared skills in reflective practice and in engaging clients in care. This text uses clinical examples to demonstrate interdisciplinary teamwork in action, and encourages reflective and ethical practice.

Great depth and diversity of experience from health practitioners across Australia provides a well-rounded approach to your fieldwork experience, including interviews with clinical supervisors from nursing and allied health professions.

New to this edition:

  • New chapter, ‘Working in Palliative Care’
  • New chapter, ‘Becoming a Reflective Practitioner’
  • Portfolio development exercises, which help to shape a student’s clinical portfolio
  • More detail on competency standards for students on placement
  • A ‘supervisor profile’ (interview) within each chapter of Part 2 shows students the role of the supervisor and the supervisor’s expectations during placement.

About the Author

Karen Stagnitti PhD, BOccThy, GCHE. Karen is an occupational therapist by training who has a very strong interest in children’s play. Find out more about Karen

Additional Information

  • ISBN: 978-019-552-860-2
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Available from: Oxford University Press, Booktopia, BookDepository and Bookworld