Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement?
This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on 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 and meet your competencies.
Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement
Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice
Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning
Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer
Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement
Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse
Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care.
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.
By Penny Howard, BSc(Hons) Nursing Studies, MRes, PGCert Cancer Nursing, PGCHE, RN, Lecturer, Division of Nursing, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK and Becky Chady, MA, BA(Hons), RN, PGCFE, Lecturer, Palliative Care and End of Life Care, University of Nottingham, Division of Nursing, Nottingham, UK