Advice and development

Make your voice heard

A life coach offers advice on dealing with some challenging situations you might encounter on clinical placement.

A life coach offers advice on dealing with some challenging situations you might encounter on clinical placement

There will be times in life when you find it difficult to stand up for yourself, and so it can be easy to get into the habit of doing anything to avoid confrontation.

But this can mean you end up doing things with which you do not feel comfortable. This is especially true if you are a nursing student on clinical placement trying to work out your role in the nursing team, while ensuring your learning needs are being met.

Adopting an ethos of accountability, taking responsibility for your learning needs and becoming more assertive can help you get the most from your placement.

Accountability

A key aspect of accountability is being able to make decisions with confidence – often quickly – about

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