Maintaining Emotional Wellbeing

Maintaining Emotional Wellbeing

Clinical placements are an opportunity for students to integrate the knowledge learnt at university with real-life experiences so they consolidate the skills needed to competently practice in their field.  Students in field placements may have not yet acquired mature coping strategies to handle client situations which evoke strong emotions and may have yet to learn how to negotiate organisational demands which create stress (Litvack et al, 2010, p.229).  Likewise, the clinical educator may be pressed for time, faced with their own personal issues in addition to work and have organisational strain to deal with.  Maintaining your emotional wellbeing or ‘mental fitness’ during the education process is imperative to ensure a positive learning experience for the student and positive teaching experience for the educator.

 

Maintaining Emotional Wellbeing Topics

Emotional wellbeing - practical tips
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Setting the stage prior to placement
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Maintaining Emotional Wellbeing During Placement
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Rewards and Reflection After placement
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Topics

For The Student - Before Placement

Suggestion for students to maintain their own emotional...
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For The Student - During Placement

Suggestion for students to maintain their own emotional...
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For The Student - After Placement

Suggestion for students to maintain their own emotional...
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For The Student - Coping With Grief and Loss

Recommendations and resources to assist with coping with...
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