Placement Learning in Older People Nursing: A guide for students in practice

by Julie McGarry

Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.

  • A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement
  • Helps make the most of learning opportunities
  • Explains how to develop medical competencies, mapping specific cancer and palliative care exercises and activities to the NMC competencies
  • Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like
  • Honest discussion of the challenges of a medical placement to help avoid problems
  • Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise
  • Focus on the essential evidence base of cancer and palliative care nursing, linking theory to practice

Series features:

  • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
  • What to expect before a placement
  • What you can expect to learn on placement
  • How to consolidate your experience and learning
  • Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies
  • Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios
  • Short case studies to link theory with practice
  • Key points reminder boxes

Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments?

This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.

This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Each title provides:

  • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
  • How to prepare for your placement
  • What you can expect to learn during a placement
  • Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies
  • Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio
  • Case studies that link theory with practice
  • How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement
  • Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

Titles in the Placement Learning series:

Surgical nursing

Medical nursing

Cancer and palliative care nursing

Mental health nursing

Community care nursing

Older people nursing

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