St Luke’s Hospice provides planned placements for a variety of health and social care professional students.
Placements for student nurses, social worker students, apprentice paramedics and medical students are facilitated at St Luke’s Hospice. The hospice works particularly in close partnership with the University of West London, University of Hertfordshire and UCL Medical School.
There are various learning opportunities provided at the hospice across four clinical areas:
- Inpatient Unit
- Well-being Services
- Community Team
- Hospice at Home
Students are encouraged to be involved in multi-disciplinary team meetings, ward rounds, community visits and to attend in-house multi-disciplinary teaching sessions. Mentors support students to achieve their learning objectives.
Students have access to the hospice clinical library and the hospice computer workroom. They are made aware of the importance of consent, privacy, dignity, compassion and confidentiality within the organisation and delivery of individualised patient centred care. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
The most useful aspect was watching some incredibly powerful and moving conversations between the doctor and patient in the ward rounds. I learnt a lot about phrasing questions in difficult conversations.