Mentorship in Healthcare

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Mary E. Shaw, Dr John Fulton
M&K Publishing, 2012 - Medical - 104 pages

 In healthcare settings, the term ‘mentorship’ is normally used to describe the supervision of a pre-registration student by a qualified practitioner. Mentorship can be very formal or relatively informal. It can also be practised differently in particular locations, settings and healthcare professions. 

This clear, concise book transcends professional and geographical boundaries in order to focus on the essential characteristics of effective mentorship. It will therefore be useful to a very wide range of healthcare professionals who are involved in mentoring and assessing junior colleagues. 

The book examines learning theories, teaching and communication skills and assessment methods. It also contains helpful advice on dealing with overseas students and students with special needs. Activities, reflection, quotes and tables enable readers to absorb the content and relate theory to practice.

Contents include:


Professional development

Teaching and learning

Promotion of an effective learning environment

Skills for mentorship


Challenging situations

“ … a no nonsense approach …”

“This was an extremely interesting book to read through. It adds another dimension to mentoring in nursing but what is excellent about this book is that is clear and concise, ‘easy’ to read and understand and therefore making it accessible to a vast number of readers.  The chapters are appropriate for the subject matter, the use of activities, reflection, quotes and tables make this an attractive read.  It allows the reader to ponder the text and relate the theory to practice. The discussion of supporting mentees with disabilities is particularly useful in the climate of widening participation. The theories of learning were very useful … ” 

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