Preparing for the home visits — Students

Spring Session

Medical Students Only

Students were given an overview by Dr. Cathy Risdon regarding the benefits of the interprofessional home care placements.  Dr. Risdon answered questions regarding procedural details of the placements and provided students with a written copy of an FAQ which directed students to the Program webpage (the webpages have since been removed, but can be examined here).  The program website provided a step by step outline of student expectations.

In addition to perusing the program website, in preparation for the placements students were expected to read the following papers:

  1. Determinants of Health
  2. Information on Rehabilitation Roles

Students were also expected to bring a signed copy of a Workplace Insurance Form (WSIB) form and a confidentiality form to give to their preceptors on the date of placement.

Lastly, students attending placements in school settings were expected to bring a copy of their most up-to-date police check and immunization information.

Fall Session

A) Medical Students

During the fall session, students were sent additional information regarding important dates and comportment during placements.  See a copy of the email circulated to students here.  Students were not expected to re-read the articles provided during the spring session, but were still responsible for bringing their signed WSIB and confidentiality forms to their preceptors on the placement date.  Lastly, as in the spring session, students attending placements in school setting were expected to bring a copy of their most up to date police check and immunization information.

B) Nursing Students

Nursing students were debriefed about placement expectations first via a brochure and poster which directed students to the program website (since removed; view here).  The program website provided information on the expectations of the students and provided links to all the forms they would be required to complete.  Nursing students, unlike medical students, were asked to sign a consent form, information sheet and some pre-experience tools (see evaluation section).  Additional information was provided by the Program Manager and Research Assistant via email.

In preparation for the placements, nursing students were also expected to read the same papers as the medical students.

Students were expected to bring a signed copy of a Workplace Insurance Form (WSIB) form and a confidentiality form.

Lastly, students attending placements in school setting, were also expected to bring a copy of their most up-to-date police check and immunization information.

 

"{what I liked most was the} explanation of where the medical student are coming from"

— clinician's feedback on the training session to work with students