Clinical Educator Support and Resources
UQ, JCU and USC have clinical education or 'fieldwork' liaison staff who are available to provide a valuable and supportive resource for clinical educators.
Support offered includes:
- On-site and remote support for clinical educators and students when concerns exist or issues arise.
- Placement development
- Training - individual/in-services/workshops e.g. you could request an in-service on supporting student learning at your placement.
- Link to curriculum issues for students and Clinical Educators
University of the Sunshine Coast
Penny Taylor ph: 07) 5456 5096 Email: PTaylor1@usc.edu.au
"Facilitating the Clinical Reasoning of Occupational Therapy Students" workbook for clinical educators is available by contacting the UQ clinical education administrator ph: 3365 2792
My student has some personal issues that are affecting their work on placement. They have come to me for guidance, however I don't feel that I am equipped or that it is appropriate for me to provide counselling at that level. What can I do?
It is not expected that you provide personal counselling for your students. You can talk to your fieldwork manager or to the clinical education liaison person at the university, who may be able to assist the student with strategies for managing workload and time-management. UQ, JCU and USC Student Services offer professional counselling, free of charge to students. This can be arranged independently by the student or through clinical education staff, with student permission.
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