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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.

The Context of Practice: Case Study
The context of practice: case study
Samanthia HarleyAngela AndersonFinbarr MurphyAudrey Craig

We have established in previous chapters that a mentor's skills, qualities and characteristics are essential prerequisites to a good placement. However, in Chapter 6 we discussed the environment's importance in terms of student learning. One of the key considerations when determining the quality of the learning environment is the extent to which the professionals who work within that environment are engaged in contemporary practice. In addition to this mentors and educationalists also need to be cognisant of the political and professional pressures that will inevitably have an impact on professional practice. The last decade has seen an incredible amount of change both in health and social care organisation and ...

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