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Palliative Care Team - SRFTP 80

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Placement Title Palliative Care Team - SRFTP 80
Your Placement Contact Derba Morris - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role


Placement Address Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford, M6 8HD
Placement City/Town: Salford
Placement Phone 0161 206 4609
Your University Contact: Maureen McMahon - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

Before arrival, students (if on a placement within the trust) can access the internal website to access details regarding the placement, shift times, pre reading, etc.

Please download the Welcome Booklet prior to commencing placement.

On arrival, the student is handed a pack containing:
*A proposed timetable listing possible visits and attendance at training
*Fire alarm map and procedure
*North west model and prognostic indicator
*Moodle access instructions
*Reflective accounts
*Copies of palliative care leaflets.

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

There are several mentors within the Specialist palliative care team and before a student arrives the mentor is decided and ensures to be on duty on the first day of placement.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

The Specialist Palliative Care team work Monday- Sunday 0830-1630

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

On this placement the student will work alongside the Specialist teams and visit patients on the ward and in the care homes. The students will witness excellent communication skills and the complex management of patients at the end of life and their families.

What nursing model is used for planning care?

Roper Logan and Tierney

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

Communication skills
Care planning
Holistic assessment
Symptom management

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

Referral processes
Bereavement care
Spiritual care
Oral health care

What resources are available to help students learning?

WebsiteIPads  Article and Books

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Several audits are ongoing: Steroids, pain management, symptom control

Spoke Placements

There are several opportunities:
St Ann’s Hospice  End of life care- Care home team
Bereavement team  Pain team
Chaplaincy    Donation team
Coroner    Macmillan information team

Additional Information

Practice Eduction Facilitator - Mike Hollinshead - Pre-reg Practice Education Facilitator, Learning and Development, Mayo Building, SRFT

t: 0161 206 8223