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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.

Assessment and Accountability: Case Study
Assessment and accountability: case study
Karan JewellHillary GaleSue Wilson

Assessing practice learning is a vital component within pre-registration health and social care educational programmes that leads to registration as a health or social care professional. The public have a right to expect that qualified health and social care professionals will be safe, competent, caring, and proactive practitioners. The mentors of nursing, health and social care students thus have significant responsibility and accountability for the assessment of students’ competence and fitness to practice (Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC], 2008; Health and Care Professions Council [HCPC], 2012; The College of Social Work [TCSW], 2012). The role of assessor, whilst both complex and challenging, has essential benefits for students, mentors, the learning organisation, health ...

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