As students in the health and social care professions, you will spend up to half of your time out on placement. This accessible and practical book walks with you step-by-step through this invaluable learning experience, helping you to develop and create the foundations of your practice whether you are training in nursing, health, or social work. New to this second edition are additional chapters that consider the changing landscape and challenges of the placement experience during the last decade. This book covers all you need to know for your placement including:*Preparing for placement *Reflective practice*Writing learning outcomes*Complex decision making and clinical reasoning *Evidence-based practice*Preparing for your first job*Assessment and passing placements. Using accessible language, case study examples and exercises, this book forms a unique opportunity for self-reflection exploring your personal and professional development on your journey through to registration and beyond, whatever area of practice you are in. Surviving Your Placement in Health and Social Care is essential reading for all health and social care students, including nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and radiographers and all those undergoing placements.