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.

Learn­ing Objectives

Devel­op prac­ti­cal self-care approach­es to

  1. Replace inac­cu­rate per­cep­tions with real­is­tic expectations.
  2. Plan your placement.
  3. Adapt cur­rent self-care prac­tices for remote and iso­lat­ed context.
  4. Devel­op a whole-per­son self care plan.
  5. Cre­ate a list of strate­gies in case your rou­tine self-care activ­i­ties aren’t enough.