Learning to become a professional, autonomous clinician requires the acquisition of an extensive set of knowledge, skills and behaviours. Regular immersion in the complex and diverse world of professional practice is a crucial aspect of the learning journey. In this chapter we argue that for practice-based learning to be both effective and meaningful it must include an appreciation of the multidimensional nature of healthcare. For graduates to be work-ready, they should previously have encountered three key dimensions of practice. First, as students they should have achieved competence and confidence in working and learning with a range of “others.” This starts with fellow students, gaining teamwork and collaboration skills.
|Title of host publication||Realising exemplary practice-based education|
|Editors||Joy Higgs, Dale Sheehan, Will Letts, Julie Baldry Currens, Gail M. Jensen|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Practice, education, work and society|