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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.

Establishing Effective Working Relationships: Case Study
Establishing effective working relationships: case study
Ian StuartFiona SmithNiina Alho

Across health and social care professional practice education, the emphasis on and the accepted notion of the value of an effective working relationship between mentors and pre-registration health and social care students are incontrovertible. Health and social care practice placements are complex and multifaceted environments as opposed to the relative comfort of the classroom. In practice students are exposed to patients/clients and their families/carers and friends, a core and wider team including numerous professionals and many others who input into patients'/clients’ care and the practice arena. From a mentor's perspective they have a responsibility to socialise students into the reality of practice as well as the community of practice and ...

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