Always have your student ID card in case you may be asked to identify yourself

Always have your student id card in case you may be

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Always have your student I.D card in case you may be asked to identify yourself; especially within hospital setting. Visits should never be conducted alone; no matter if it is scheduled at the hospital or at the patient and his/her family member’s home, always attend with your partners. This is for both your own and the patient and his/her family’s security. The physical conditioning of the patient may fluctuate throughout the duration of this course. Patients receiving EOL care often experience multiple physical symptoms such fatigue and pain. Under special arrangements, the home care nurse team may arrange outreach home visits to provide medical and supportive care to patients who are too weak to attend medical care in the hospital. If your patient is receiving home care visits, you may seek permission from the patient and/or his/her family member to be present during the home care visit. If permission is granted, you must inform your tutor, Ms Cecilia Tam and Mr Alex Kwan. 3.3 Follow-up visits Follow-up visits do not necessarily need to be face-to-face contact, nor does it necessary need to be conducted AFTER the first visit. You can send mobile text messages or schedule telephone interviews with the patient and his/her family member. Each subgroup is highly encouraged to keep in regular contact with the patient and his/ her family member (every other three weeks) after recruitment. 4. Dress code You are reminded to uphold the highest standards of ethical behavior and appropriateness during the recruitment and visits. You are required to dress in a professional manner at all times. Informal attire should be refrained (i.e. t-shirt, flip flops, sandals, shorts, tank tops, mini-skirts, baseball caps etc). You MUST wear your white coat during the recruitment. Please refer to the Senior Clerkship Block C Handbook Point 1.5 "Code of Conduct " for further information. It is important to assess and evaluate the patient and his/ her family member’s physical and psychological conditionings during each visit in order to determine a) the duration and b) the appropriate topics for discussion. In addition to the three mandatory face-to face visits, each subgroup will need to arrange at least one face-to-face visit with the patient before each tutorial.
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