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A Practical Approach
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Main description:

Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare is a practical, interactive resource that promotes active participation and enhances a deeper level of understanding of mentorship. It explores what is meant by the process of mentoring, addresses what a mentor is, what the role entails, and gives practical help on teaching and assessing students in clinical practice. Written primarily for mentors, this book offers a range of theoretical and practical activities and resources that are enhanced by online learning resources.

Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of mentorship, including:



  • The role of mentorship

  • The mentor student relationship

  • The mentor as teacher

  • Experiential learning and reflective practice

  • Learning styles and teaching theories

  • The mentor as assessor

  • Competence and capability

  • Health improvement

  • Career development


A core text for mentor preparation and mentor update courses in nursing and allied health, Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare is an essential guide that will support learning and ongoing professional development.


Key Features



  • Includes not only the latest and most up–to–date NMC standards, but also the Health Professionals Councils standards of proficiency

  • Accessible and practice oriented, with case studies, reflective exercises and activities throughout

  • Has a strong focus on assessment skills

  • Supported by interactive online resources that include pre– and post–test multiple choice questions, web–links, PowerPoint slides, case studies and activities! (visit www.wiley.com/go/mentoring)


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Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare is a practical, interactive resource that promotes active participation and enhances a deeper level of understanding of mentorship. It explores what is meant by the process of mentoring, addresses what a mentor is, what the role entails, and gives practical help on teaching and assessing students in clinical practice. Written primarily for mentors, this book offers a range of theoretical and practical activities and resources that are enhanced by online learning resources.

Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of mentorship, including:



  • The role of mentorship

  • The mentor student relationship

  • The mentor as teacher

  • Experiential learning and reflective practice

  • Learning styles and teaching theories

  • The mentor as assessor

  • Competence and capability

  • Health improvement

  • Career development


A core text for mentor preparation and mentor update courses in nursing and allied health, Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare is an essential guide that will support learning and ongoing professional development.


Key Features



Contents:

About the editors xi

List of contributors xii


Preface xiii


Acknowledgements xiv


Chapter 1 Mentorship 1
Kate Kilgallon


Introduction 1


Mentoring and mentorship 2


Why do students need a mentor? 5


What should a mentor do? 8


Mentorship and coaching 16


Education support roles and functions 22


Summary 24


Chapter 2 The mentor student relationship 26
Kate Kilgallon


Introduction 26


Policies for mentoring 27


Initiating the mentor student relationship 28


Stages of the mentor student relationship 31


Establishing a mentor student relationship 34


Mentoring students through transitions 37


Difficulties establishing an effective mentor student relationship 39


What do students find difficult? 41


Enabling learning 43


Disabling learning 45


Other factors that may affect the companion stage of the mentor student relationship 46


Summary 52


Chapter 3 The mentor as teacher 54
Janet Thompson with contributions from Linda Kenward


Introduction 54


Defining teaching 55


Constructivism versus objectivism 66


Andragogy versus pedagogy 67


Factors affecting learning 74


The learning environment 74


Summary 78


Chapter 4 Experiential learning and reflective practice 81
Kate Kilgallon


Introduction 81


Learning through practice 82


A model for learning through experience 84


What is reflection? 89


The reflective process 91


Reflective practice 92


Knowledge used in practice 94


The components of reflective practice 98


Frameworks for reflection 98


What is reflexivity? 102


Why bother with reflection? 104


Critical incidents 105


Legitimising reflection 107


Summary 107


Chapter 5 Learning styles and teaching theories 110
Kate Kilgallon and Janet Thompson with contributions from Phil Race


Introduction 110


Personality traits 111


Self–awareness 113


Learning styles 118


Learning theories 125


How can mentors underpin successful learning? 127


Communication in a healthcare setting 129


Approaches to learning 131


Summary 139


Chapter 6 The mentor as assessor 142
Janet Thompson with contributions from Linda Kenward and Anthea Wilson


Introduction 142


Why assess? 143


The mentor as assessor 144


Learning environment and audit 146


Educational audit 151


Coercion in mentoring 152


Types of assessment 153


Assessing competence 158


Reasonable adjustments 161


Failing a student: putting in the effort but feeling guilty 164


Summary 165


Chapter 7 Competence and capability: a framework for collaborative learning and working 168
Frances Gordon and Hilary Pengelly with contributions from Janet Thompson


Introduction 168


Competence and capability 169


Interprofessional education and practice 174


The Interprofessional Capability Framework 176


An analysis of the practice utility of interprofessional capability in the context of child safeguarding or protection 177


Summary 189


Chapter 8 Mentoring health improvement 194
Janet Thompson with contributions from Linda Kenward


Introduction 194


Health improvement 195


Health improvement policies 196


Partnership working 198


Empowerment 203


Portraying or enactment of the health promoter role 206


Health inequalities 207


Ethical considerations 209


Education and practice gap 211


Summary 213


Chapter 9 Career development 216
Janet Thompson with contributions from Linda Kenward


Introduction 216


Pre–registration career pathways 217


Career entry routes 219


Generic frameworks and policies for career progression 221


Career planning or happy accident? 225


Diversity of roles 228


Using your mentoring skills to further your career 233


Where would you like to see your career in the future? 237


Summary 237


Chapter 10 Some final points 239
Janet Thompson with contributions from Dorothy Adam and Leigh Kenward


Introduction 239


Response to scenario 10.1 240


Response to scenario 10.2 241


Response to scenario 10.3 241


Response to scenario 10.4 242


Response to scenario 10.5 243


Response to scenario 10.6 243


Reflection on scenario 10.7 244


Reflection on scenario 10.8 245


Response to scenario 10.9 246


Response to scenario 10.10 247


Response to scenario 10.11 248


Reflection on scenario 10.12 249


Reflection on scenario 10.13 250


Reflection on scenario 10.14 251


Reflection on scenario 10.15 252


Response to scenario 10.16 252


Response to scenario 10.17 253


Response to scenario 10.18 254


Response to scenario 10.19 255


Summary 255


Index 257


Companion website


This book is accompanied by a companion website: www.wiley.com/go/mentoring


The website includes:


Pre–test interactive multiple choice questions


Post–test interactive multiple choice questions


Case studies


Web links


Powerpoint presentations


Other resources


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781118276082
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: April, 2012
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 153.00 x 228.00 x 15.09

Subcategories: Nursing