This student feels under-utilised on placement. Can you help her deal with the problem?
”I’ve just been on my second placement, and it was exhausting again - which I would be fine with if I felt like I was doing my job, only I don’t think I am.
“Each time I have been working I felt like nothing more than a healthcare assistant. As though I was just there to make the real nurses’ lives easier.
“I understand that, if there’s a shortage of staff, students are more likely to have to do the bathing and teeth-cleaning, but it felt like that’s ALL I was there to do, and it makes me feel like placements are a waste of time as I am not learning anything. How should I deal with this?”