Identifying and profiling clinical training placement stakeholders and models of clinical supervision and facilitation in WA
Clinical training placements occur in a diverse range of settings in Western Australia (WA), including: hospitals (public and private), community based health services, primary care services, Aboriginal and Community Controlled Health Services, mental health services, aged and community care services, private practice, non-government organisations as well as discipline-specific clinics run by educational providers or public health facilities, for example public dental clinics.
The WA Clinical Training Network (WA CTN) was established to ensure WA health services and education and training providers are optimally positioned to offer quality clinical placements to health students, contributing to the development of a skilled and competent health workforce that will meet the needs of the WA community.
WA CTN engaged HMA to examine the need for enhanced collaboration, communication and support between stakeholders, by undertaking extensive consultations with stakeholders involved in clinical training placements, focussing on identifying and profiling the stakeholders, and identifying models of clinical supervision and facilitation.
HMA contacted stakeholders involved in the provision of clinical under-graduate, post-graduate and vocational education and training placements in 25 health professions in Perth, Broome, Bunbury, Port Hedland, Geraldton and Narrogin.
The project commenced in April 2013 and was completed in June 2013.