Here is the situation:
I am going to have my placement on a Rehabilitation Community Ward where elders diagnosed with acute mental illness coming from an acute ward, is now recovering in the rehab ward (which is where my first placement will be).
I have already read policies on my nhs trust, I do not have to wear uniform, travel plans are going well, RIO cards, D21, everything is ready. YET, I am still confused whether what I should do on the first day.
Obviously, my mentor will talk things through my Assessment Document. But after that, how will I improve the service user's health and wellbeing in a rehab settings? I have a vague idea such as conversing, doing outdoor activities and assisting when needed.
My problem is, what do I do in-between? What if I fail to create a therapeutic relationship with the service user? Should I try again? Clear the misunderstanding? Or try to avoid if necessary and I am not going to make any progress?
Any tips and advice from a Mental Health nurse doing placement on a Rehab settings? or any setting in general?
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- Thread Starter
- 14-11-2015 13:51
- 14-11-2015 15:12
Sounds like you're worrying too much!! No matter where you go weather it's work or placement There's always a chance that it might not go quite as you expected, but that's not always a bad thing either!
Just see how day 1 goes and take it from there. If you've never worked in mh or hospital settings before you won't be expected to pick it up in an hour or a day, that's why it's a placement, to develop the skills.
All I can suggest is don't worry too much, try your best an ask lots of questions because it really helps.
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