Clinical Placements at LauraLynn

We are happy to consider short-term clinical placements. Arrangements vary according to availability, family and child circumstances and discipline.


The aim of a clinical placement is to enable the student/practitioner to have an awareness of the skills and knowledge required to deliver palliative care to children with life-limiting conditions.


At the end of a clinical placement the student/practitioner will be able to:

  • Describe and define the concept and philosophy of children’s palliative care.
  • Understand the significance of interdisciplinary teamwork within which the provision of physical, social, emotional and spiritual care is paramount, including on site and community care.
  • Recognise the importance of effective pain and symptom management.
  • Identify the skills necessary to communicate effectively with children and families.
  • Understand some of the frequent illnesses/diagnoses inherent within children’s palliative care.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the bereavement and grieving process and the need to provide support for bereaved parents and siblings.


Our Clinical Placement Charter

Each Student has the right to expect

  1. Courtesy and respect and to be treated as a valued member of the interdisciplinary team.
  2. Mentors and managers who offer regular contact time to jointly reflect on progress and practice, to identify areas for development and to complete assessment documentation.
  3. A learning environment that is conducive to meeting students’ individual needs commensurate with their competency level and clinical practice needs.


Each Member of Clinical Staff has the right to expect

  1. Courtesy and respect from students towards children/family/carers and members of the interdisciplinary team.
  2. Students to treat information relating to children, families, staff and volunteers as confidential.
  3. Students to make an appropriate contribution to child and family care while flexibility is ensured to meet negotiated supervision and individual learning needs.
  4. Students to be flexible in using available learning opportunities to experience 24 hour care and child and family experiences.


Each Member of the University and Lecturer has the right to expect

  1. Courtesy and respect from clinical staff and students in clinical placement areas.
  2. Clinical staff or mentor to notify link lecturer as soon as there is a concern about a student’s progress or other issues which need addressed.


Enquiries to Niamh McEnerney, Practice Development and Clinical Placement Co-ordinator.  E:

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