Academic journal article Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

The Clinical Placement. an Essential Guide for Nursing Students

Academic journal article Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

The Clinical Placement. an Essential Guide for Nursing Students

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The Clinical Placement. An essential guide for nursing students Levett-Jones T and Bourgeois S (2007) Elsevier, Australia; ISBN 9780729537988; PB; x + 253 pp; AUD 27.23

REVIEWER

KAREN WOTTON

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Flinders University

Adelaide, South Australia

An interesting text by two experienced nurse academics and clinical supervisors namely, Tracey Levett-Jones and Sharon Burgeois, The Clinical Placement: An essential guide JOT nursing students responds to the ongoing need for students to prepare for clinical placements with an awareness of how to respond to learning opportunities throughout the placement. Perhaps the most salient information was contained in Chapters 2-4·. Chapter 2 'Great Expectations' excels in its coverage of patients' and clinicians' expectations. Of particular relevance in Chapter 3 'How do you act?' is the section on the student's role in eliciting evidence for practice with the inclusion of clinically relevant coaching tips. The discussion on dealing with conflict, horizontal violence and sexual harassment although brief, incorporates some well thought out coaching tips. In addition, this chapter includes succinct advice on documentation and some pertinent tips related to accepting gifts and personal visits to students on placements. …

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