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Mentoring Nursing and Healthcare Students

Mentoring Nursing and Healthcare Students

December 2009 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This key text offers mentors and students an insight into the relationship between mentorship theory, policy and practice." - Diane Tofts, Kings College London

What does effective mentoring mean in actual practice? How can I be a good mentor?

This book answers these questions and is designed to offer nursing and healthcare students a foundation in effective mentoring. Chapters examine the roles and responsibilities of the mentor, and how they enhance the process of mentorship. By examining the relevant competencies and knowledge base, the book provides an essential framework for developing the practice skills needed for successful mentoring.

Key features include:

- Embedded in real-life practice and case study examples

- Offers tips for successful mentoring and reflects upon likely challenges

- Features a range of interactive study activities linked to the student and mentor's experiences

- Presents the most up-to-date professional guidance

- Includes running themes of reflective practice; evidence-based practice and multi-professional working.

Mentoring Nursing & Healthcare Students will help both the mentor and the student to develop the skills needed for effective collaboration. It is the core text for mentor preparation and mentor update courses in nursing, midwifery and allied health.

Mentoring Nursing and Health-Care Students
How Can the Mentor Assist the Student to Become Part of the Healthcare Team?
Facilitating the Learning of Health-Care Students
Assessing Health-Care Students Using a Five-Dimensional Approach to Assessment
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mentorship
What Makes an Effective Placement for Health-Care Students?
The Practice Context in Health-Care Settings
Evidence-Based Practice and Mentorship
Leadership: An Integrated Role within Mentorship
The Mentor's Experiences of Mentorship

This book is suitable for all levels of learning and is full of practical, easy to read advice. Its a well used book in my library and one I recommend.

Mrs Jane Cuthbert
Dental Academy, Portsmouth University
June 7, 2021

Useful for ward staff to ensure students have a fulfilling clinical experience

Mrs Beryl Ann Cooledge
College Rd, Bangor University
June 2, 2016

Great resource for mentors of nursing students.

Mr Steven Collis
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
February 22, 2016

the book is easy to read and offers good practical information

Mrs Judith Green
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
June 11, 2015

Covers the NMC domains, is clear easy to read and provides examples from practice. I am assuming that the authors are considering a revision in view of revalidation and proposed changes to the SLAiP in the near future.

Mrs Cynthia - Davis
Fac of Health & Social Care Sciences, Kingston University
December 15, 2015

This is a really informative book for both mentors and those who aspire to the role.

Mrs Tracey Brickell
School of Health Sciences and Social Work, Portsmouth University
September 9, 2015

I take this book when I am delivering mentor updates as I feel it is a good resource for all mentors.

Mrs Tracy Kilbourn
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
February 6, 2014

Excellent layout
Good use of historical information linked to current practices
Very straighforward to read and/or dip into specific chapters

Mrs Karen Corder
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
June 27, 2013

Successful mentoring of nursing/Healthcare students has significant challenge for mentors. Concerns over the fitness to practise of healthcare students require new approaches for placement learning and mentoring.
This book considers the relationship between mentorship theory, policy and practice.

Mrs Carol Ellis
Health , Anglia Ruskin University
April 3, 2013

A well written text for the student who will become a mentor when in clinical service. This also provides a useful resource for mentors already in clinical service and for University based tutors when dealing with novel experiences with students in practice placements.

Mr Paul White
School of Healthcare, Leeds University
March 15, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter One