Embedding inclusion within the nursing and midwifery placement: Michelle Garvey. Include@tcd.ie. www.tcd.ie/capsl/tic.
Aim of the session: Explain the term ‘inclusion’ within the placement context, Describe the TIC pilots of 10/11, and data collated from staff and students re: placements, Demonstrate the TIC tool and resources supporting placements.
The TIC Strategy? Aims to embed inclusion within the mainstream inclusive practices within the mainstream academic environment. This includes off campus environments – e.g. placements, field trips etc.
What is Inclusion? Good practice teaching, supervision and assessment practices that are student- centred and respond to the needs of ALL students. Inclusion is: holistic, flexible, proactive, clear.
TIC Plan of Action: Three outcomes: Development of self-evaluation tool, To be support by Resource website, and Training and awareness activities.
TIC Pilot: Involved four Nursing and Midwifery programmes, Pilot included: - student and staff feedback, - meetings with placement officers, - completion of a self-evaluation by placement officers.
Pre-Placement Inclusion. Programmes should strive to ensure students: have clarity regarding placement expectations and workload, are offered the opportunity to raise any worries or considerations prior to allocation.
Placement Inclusion: Programmes should strive to ensure students: - students have support both within the placement and from the programme, - students are monitored and issues are picked up in a supportive environment.
Inclusion following Placements. Programmes should strive to ensure students: - are given time and space to debrief. Seek feedback from providers and students and seek to enhance provision for incoming students.