[Abstract] Compassionate care awareness training within the undergraduate currciulum; as important as clinical skills training?

Montgomery, Julia, Ramage, Charlotte, Glynn, Angela and Wheatley, Susan (2017) [Abstract] Compassionate care awareness training within the undergraduate currciulum; as important as clinical skills training? In: Clinical Skills Conference, 21-24 May 2017, Prato, Italy.

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Abstract

We undertook a multiprofessional study involving undergraduate students in medicine, physiotherapy , nursing and occupational therapy. Students were asked to record acts of compassion seen within their clinical placements on a web based platform. The students wrote narratives about the impact this study had on them.

We showed that this simple study had powerful effects on students around self-compassion and resilience, 'seeing' the shared values of teams in practice and empowering students to have an effect on the clinical environment by mimicing compassion acts witnessed by themselves.

Discussion : Students are asked to record clinical skills within their placements. The GMC's Outcome for Graduates does not include compassion and yet compassionate care is at the heart of postgraduate training. By asking students to record compassionate acts alongside their clinical skills would give prominence to the importance of compassionate care.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Division of Medical Education
Depositing User: Elizabeth Renvoize
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 16:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71821

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