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Mastering Mentorship

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

May 2013 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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. A rich range of real-life case studies are included in every chapter, to demonstrate the challenges and dilemmas of mentoring in practice. The chapters cover a 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.

About the Authors
Susan Bernhauser
Case study: Lisa Hall
Mastery and Mentorship
Case Studies: Ian Stuart, Fiona Smith and Niina Alho
Establishing Effective Working Relationships
Case Studies:John McKenzie, Caroline Swayne, Pauline Kennan and Anna Turco
The Facilitation of Learning
Case Studies: Karan Jewell, Hillary Gale and Sue Wilson
Assessment and Accountability
Case Study: Rebecca Bailey-McHale
Evaluation of Learning
Case Studies: Susan Dunajewski, Vicky Taylor and Nicola Howard
Creating an Environment for Learning
Case Studies: Samantha Harley, Angela Anderson, Finbarr Murphey and Audrey Craig
The Context of Practice
Case study: Claire Green
Evidence-Based Practice
Case Studies: Julie Hatton and John Davison
Case Study: Juile Bailey-McHale and Donna Hart
Concluding Thoughts

'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

Excellent resources for new nursing mentors - helpfully linked directly to the NMC standards.

Mr Steven Collis
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
February 10, 2016

very easy to read. the personal accounts from mentors across health and social care disciplines help to explore and 'bring to life' the key issues in mentorship.

Mr Anthony John Chambers
Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Hull University
December 9, 2015

Used constantly during the course easy to read well laid out

Mrs Liz Snapes
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
June 16, 2015

This book is recommended as a supporting resource for students studying preparation for mentorship.

Miss Lorna Main
Adult nursing and paramedic Science, Greenwich University
September 30, 2015

Very useful text for social work practitioners as well when taking on the assessor role.

Ms Ikedola Animashaun
Social Work Department, Brunel University
March 11, 2015

An essential straightforward guide for the learning and assessing course

Ms Zoe Cowie
Nursing , Bournemouth University
March 2, 2015

This text clearly links theoretical elements that are discussed in the facilitation of mentorship delivery to the actual practice of mentorship.
Case studies allow mentors to bridge potential theory practice gaps and there is clear linking to the current NMC Domains

Miss Carys Armstrong-Griffiths
Dpt of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Wo, Hertfordshire University
January 26, 2015

A very useful and comprehensive guide to mentorship practice.

Mrs Sarah-Jayne Tilbury
Health and Education, Middlesex University
December 10, 2014

an excellent resource for students on a PG Cert course. Easy to read and well presented

Mrs Rachael Major
adult nursing, Institute of Health and Social Care Studies
November 6, 2014

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Mastery and Mentorship

Julie Bailey-McHale

Donna Mary Hart

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