The Benefits of Longitudinal Relationships With Patients for Developing Health Professionals

The Longitudinal Student-Patient Relationship
  • Judith Nicky Hudson
  • Kathryn M. Weston
Part of the Practice, Education, Work and Society book series (PEWS)


Clinical placements are widely acknowledged as essential to the holistic development of health professionals, with the ability to engage in professional practise in patient-centred healthcare models providing one example of this holistic development. These placement experiences have historically involved a series of short-term rotations between hospital-based disciplines, continuous with or interspersed between short blocks of theoretical learning.


Medical Student Clinical Placement Longitudinal Relationship Holistic Development Professional Identity Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith Nicky Hudson
    • 1
  • Kathryn M. Weston
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Rural HealthThe University of NewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.University of WollongongAustralia

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