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Mastering Mentorship: A Practical Guide for Mentors of Nursing, Health and Social Care Students

by Julie Bailey-McHale and Donna Mary Hart SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
05/2013
ISBN:
9781446284599
Format:
Ebk 224 pages
Price:
AU$62.00 NZ$64.35
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This book is an essential guide to mentorship in health and social care. The chapters focus specifically on the eight Nursing and Midwifery Council domains for the preparation and training of mentors, providing readers with knowledge of theory before relating these directly to practice. A rich range of real-life case studies are included in every chapter, to bring the theory to life and demonstrate the challenges and dilemmas of mentoring in practice. These are the personal experiences of student mentors and those who are mentors in wide range of settings including community nursing, school nursing, acute care, social work and biomedical science.

Learning objectives, chapter summaries and reflective questions are also included to help readers reappraise what they have learned.

Mastering Mentorship will be essential reading for both those preparing to become nurse mentors at post-registration level and those already qualified to mentor. Its interprofessional approach means that it will also be valuable reading for practice educators across health and social care.

IntroductionMastery and MentorshipEstablishing Effective Working RelationshipsThe Facilitation of LearningAssessment and AccountabilityEvaluation of LearningCreating an Environment for LearningThe Context of PracticeEvidence-Based PracticeLeadershipConclusion

'This text is long overdue. The case studies within the book carefully illuminate important issues in a pragmatic way, offering helpful strategies and insights to enhance mentorship for both the mentor and mentee' - Susan Bernhauser,Emerita Dean of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield 'Mentoring is probably the most powerful development process practitioners can experience, and when it works it develops two for the price of one. This book is an important contribution to the literature of applying mentorship to practice, it is a well written, no nonsense guide and will be an invaluable resource for mentors and mentees' - Bev Critchlow, Chief Nurse, Isle of Man 'A thoroughly engaging text that admirably links the theoretical components of mentorship to its practical application. This book highlights the important role of mentorship for all health and social care professionals' - Steve Chell, Head of Mental Health Services, Isle of Man Government 'An authoritative book which is eminently readable and enhanced by a compendium of practitioner case studies' - Catherine Quilliam,Director of Community Nursing, Isle of Man 'This practical guide is essential to those involved in the mentorship of health and social care students. The book draws upon contemporary practice and engages the reader throughout with points for reflection and case study examples' - Jim Riley,Head of Social Work for Older People and Disabled Adults, Isle of Man