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Adapting Self-Care Practices During Clinical Placement
This module can assist you to develop/refresh your knowledge and skills so that you take good care of yourself during your clinical placement in a remote/isolated location.
Who is this resource for?
Any health student preparing for a placement in a rural, remote or isolated setting. Whilst this e‑Module addresses health student requirements, it is an ideal learning resource for those supporting students undertaking such placements, including educators, placement coordinators, preceptors and supervisors.
Why do students need to plan for self-care on placement
Clinical placements in remote and isolated settings provide exciting and challenging opportunities, both professionally and personally. They offer immersion in a new community, culture and environment. While exciting, remote and isolated placements can increase stress and challenge personal resilience.
Develop practical self-care approaches to
- Replace inaccurate perceptions with realistic expectations.
- Plan your placement.
- Adapt current self-care practices for remote and isolated context.
- Develop a whole-person self care plan.
- Create a list of strategies in case your routine self-care activities aren’t enough.