The Going Rural Health team advocate for health students during this COVID-19 pandemic. We acknowledge students have significant skills that are useful at this time and we support the decisions of any student wishing to be involved in health care if they choose. We strongly advocate that student involvement in providing care is recognised as placement time towards their degree or as paid employment, rather than as volunteers. Students should be recognised for the value they bring to healthcare delivery as well as their financial needs and requirements for their degree.
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Going Rural Health Supports Placements In These Areas
Students contributing to communities
“The support from the Going Rural Health has been fundamental in the growth in number and quality of service learning placements that promote and develop CSU graduate attributes.”
Our students have
‘It was a joy to go to work each day. Not once did I feel like I wasn’t contributing to the team of healthcare workers. Staff always had time to teach me/answer questions and as a result, I believe I have grown over the past 5 weeks.’
What do students say?
‘I enjoyed being able to work closely with other health professionals and the opportunity to provide personalised care for each client. My teamwork skills have improved immensely as a result of this placement. I also now appreciate the importance of client advocacy and some of the associated advantages and challenges of a rural setting. Having placement in a rural setting has increased my desire to work in a rural setting once I graduate.’
What do students say?
“Going rural for my placement gave me options and experiences for growth that I am confident I wouldn’t have had in metro regions. I’ll be a better psychologist because of my rural placement, and this wouldn’t have been possible without financial support from Going Rural Health. GRH staff were available for assistance and genuinely interested in my progress. Thank you! “