High quality instruction in an authentic clinical environment is a must for all healthcare programs. Packed with strategies to help clinical instructors develop as educators and strengthen their teaching practice, this text is a key resource for those new to educating in a clinical setting.
The first part of this practical book explores becoming a clinical instructor. It looks at the responsibilities of the role as well as the traits of effective clinical instructors. Introducing the concept of teacher identity, it offers suggestions for making the transition from healthcare practitioner to clinical educator. The book’s second part provides information on teaching in the healthcare environment. It introduces principles of curriculum design and planning, pedagogy and teaching strategies, performance assessment, and the delivery of constructive feedback. The final chapter in this part discusses helping students prepare for entry into the healthcare workforce. The book ends with a chapter on ways to support clinical instructors.
Including reflective practice exercises, practical tips for dealing with challenging situations, and sample rubrics and templates, this useful book provides a foundation for the healthcare practitioner who is beginning a career in clinical education. It is also a valuable guide for more experienced instructors and those who manage clinical instructors.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I:Born to Teach 1.Becoming a Clinical Instructor 2.Developing Teacher Identity Part II:Learn to Teach 3.Designing a Clinical Rotation 4.Selecting Teaching Strategies 5.Assessing Clinical Performance 6.Giving Feedback 7.Preparing Students for Entry into the Workforce Part III:Support for Those who Teach 8.Supporting Clinical Instructors
Wendy Miller is the Dean of the Health Professions, Math, Science, and Engineering Division at Elgin Community College (ECC), Elgin, Illinois. She is responsible for managing the curricula and programmatic accreditations as well as promoting faculty development. Dr. Miller began her career in healthcare as a medical technologist in the immunovirology laboratory at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois. There she served as a clinical instructor for the hospital-based school of medical technology before coming to ECC to develop the Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Clinical Laboratory Technology and Histotechnology. Dr. Miller's dissertation research focused on developing a theory of clinical instructor identity, and she is committed to helping clinical faculty engage in their instructional roles and embrace a sense of identity as educators. Dr. Miller is available for consultations and workshops with healthcare practitioners who are looking to expand their teaching and learning skill set.