Hi everyone. I hope this is ok, as I thought this would be a great place to ask advice. After several years of hiding away from my old life as an Occupational Therapist I somehow have become involved with a training course for health students . I have to say … I have been very brave and used my brain ( very shocked it still worked !!) and completed a couple of talks to students about ms and stuff you don’t read in the books.
So I have been asked to think about how ’ services user’ / ’ patients’ or whatever we are referred to as these days could be involved with students training on placements . I started thinking about my experiences as a student, then being monitored/ assessed / observed by a student and just thought I would ask everyone else about their experiences or what you think about it.
I came to the conclusion that the student is there to train as a nurse, ot, physio, social worker but reason the student is there is for the person so surely that person should be involved with the feedback to their learning/ actions or what they should learn etc.
There are so many tick boxes etc that surely the person who is benefiting ( well hopefully) from the student should say … Well they need to improve on or learn about that …etc.
Any ideas, thoughts, experiences ??? I would be grateful for your opinions.
Take care everyone xxx