Thursday April 4th: Today was our last day of clinical! We spent our day at Woodland View, a mental health hospital.
We were spread out on different floors including acute inpatient, elderly mental health, addictions inpatient, and forensic rehabilitation. It gave us the perfect chance to experience the differences between mental health care in the United States and in Scotland. Some of the students got to participate in group therapy activities including a nature walk and making Easter chicks with the patients.
After leaving Woodland View, Dr. McGhee and Chris Collins took us on the scenic route back to our accommodation and drove us along the west coast of Scotland in Largs. The sun was out and the views were breathtaking.
Also on the drive, we were able to see more rolling hills occupied by sheep and their lambs, which was a favorite view for all of us.
Once returning to our accommodation in Paisley, we had our last dinner in the Hub at University of West Scotland.
Although bittersweet that we are leaving to head back in a few days, our accommodations and clinical experiences have been amazing and we are sad that they are over!