Clinical Education in the Health Professions
An Educator's Guide
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Clinical settings are dynamic educational spaces that present both opportunities and barriers to learning and teaching. Designed to inform, challenge and educate health professionals about the evidence underpinning clinical education practices and outcomes, this multi-disciplinary book brings together important concepts in healthcare education and addresses context and processes of learning, professional identity and socialisation, feedback and assessment, ethics, and inter-professional education. The authors encourage teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation, and the development of individual teaching methods and styles from a theoretical base that provides relevant principles, direction and support. With clear links between theory, research and practice, collaboration from a broad range of clinical disciplines, and models for learning and teaching grounded in empirical research, Clinical Education in the Health Professions will become a standard reference for all health professionals and educators.
- examines patterns of practice in clinical education in the health professions, using a qualitative research focus
- identifies the roles of university and clinical educators, students, peers and patients in clinical education
- highlights implicit tensions in clinical education practice and presents strategies to identify and address such tensions
- challenges the reader to consider new approaches to clinical education that may optimise students’ learning and enculturation into the health professions
"Written by Australian authors, this is a fascinating read and makes explicit the links between theory, research and practice to inform our understanding of clinical education and, more importantly, maximising learning from practice."
Nursing Standard, July 2010
By Clare Delany, School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia and Elizabeth Molloy, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia