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Month: April 2024

#35 – Clinical supervision and the challenges of early autonomy

In this episode, Dr. Danelle Hess discusses the challenges physiotherapy students face during clinical placements in South Africa, such as managing caseloads with minimal supervision and dealing with complex cases like gunshot wounds. She also explores the mental health impacts and the strategies universities use to support students. Dr. Hess also emphasises the need for resilience and coping mechanisms for students in demanding healthcare environments.

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The one about Remote Work

The shift toward remote work, expedited by the global pandemic, has significant implications for various professions, particularly physiotherapy. This new era not only alters traditional office dynamics but also redefines job roles and demands organizational changes to adapt effectively. Key discussions involve readiness for a remote-first approach, potential benefits like increased accessibility and preventive care, and the reevaluation of physical presence necessities in professional practices. As we transition, adapting systems and mindsets becomes crucial for leveraging technology in fostering more flexible and efficient work environments.

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