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Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare

Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare

Second Edition

304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This practical and accessible book examines the knowledge base, skills and attitudes required for mentoring in the context of healthcare.

Revised and updated to take account of the latest developments in healthcare, the text explores theories and research on mentoring by analysing their strengths and weaknesses. To complement his analytical style, Neil Gopee has introduced more interactive features to emphasise the application of theories and principles to various clinical settings. He also draws on the most recent standards and competencies for mentors and supervisors, and examines how they can be applied in day-to-day mentoring and clinical practice activities.

Key features include:

- Comprehensive content - examines learning styles; different learning environments; evidence-based care; principles of assessment; the mentor's leadership; evaluation of teaching.

- Practice-oriented - case studies offer links to 'real-life' and the chapters provide effective frameworks for mentoring in practice.

- Interactive - activities and think points encourage the reader to explore and apply concepts to their practice and roles.

- Up-to-date - firmly based on current knowledge in the field.

Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare is a core text for mentor preparation courses in nursing, midwifery and across the healthcare sector. It supports learning and ongoing professional development for all healthcare professionals.

Effective Mentoring
How Learners Learn
Facilitating Learning
The Practice Setting as an Effective Learning Environment
Effective Practice and Clinical Practice Development
Assessing the Learner's Knowledge and Competence
Leadership and the Challenges of Mentoring
Evaluating Mentoring
Further Thoughts: A Journey Just Beginning

'An excellent resource for experienced and new mentors and preceptors....This second edition encompasses developments in health care and the recent standards and competencies for mentors and supervisors, with advice on their implementation in clinical practice. There are interactive segments to apply the theories and principles discussed in a range of clinical settings...Case studies link to life in clinical practice, highlighting the challenges that may occur. Gopee provides frameworks for mentoring in practice and encourages the reader with thinking points, and the application of theory to practice. This is a must for mentor preparation courses. It supports learning and ongoing professional development to enhance mentoring skills for all healthcare professionals' -
Nursing Standard

Neil Gopee really knows his subject and produces easy to follow books that are highly recommended

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

A 'go to' book on mentoring in healthcare enhanced by the inclusion of more interactive features linking theory to practice.

Mr Ian Hamilton
School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University
February 5, 2015

This book is excellent and has been recommended as essential reading for this programme. It supports the students to start thinking about their responsibilities and Accountability as a registered nurse. It is easy to read and applies the theories to practice

Miss Joanne Marshall
Health & Wellbeing, University of Cumbria
October 23, 2014

The author has developed an excellent resource for multi-disciplinary students, trainee mentors, qualified mentors and tutors alike. The text is easy to follow, comprehensive and well written. The case studies bring life to the theory presented.

Mrs Sally Goldspink
Allied Health & Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University
June 9, 2014

This is an excellent text which provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the complex role of the mentor within a practice setting. The book makes explicit links to regulatory requirements and explores how these are applied in practice as well as equiping readers with a toolkit to use.

Mrs Jacqui Creed
Dept of Allied Health (Peterborough), Anglia Ruskin University
June 2, 2014

This book is being used for those on the second stage of the Practice Educators training. Very useful and is now on the purchase list of books.

Ms Ikedola Animashaun
Social Work, Brunel University
November 25, 2013

Excellent, practical and accessible text.

Ms Catherine Bernal
Social Work Department , Community and Mental Health, Canterbury Christ Church University
September 12, 2013

Very useful and practical book for midwives studying to become a supervisor of midwives.

Dr Jen Leamon
School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
August 7, 2013

This is a very informational book, containing a vast amount of relevant information on mentoring and supervision, it contains references to legislation on supervision and gives a great break down of requirements in health and social care settings.I will also be recommending this booklet for counselling students and those that wish to gain employment in the health sector.

Miss Sam Ford
Health and Social Care, South Essex College
July 16, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Neil Gopee

Neil Gopee is Lecturer at Coventry University in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences teaching mainly research and evidence informed practice. For several years until very recently, Neil was Course Director for the mentorship courses at Coventry University, is currently external examiner for mentorship delivered at Manchester University, and is also reviewer for Studies in Higher Education, amongst other academic responsibilities.From the author: I first qualified as a nurse a few decades ago and worked in general surgical nursing for a year before moving on to complete the registered mental health nurse course. Through my nursing... More About Author