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‘Essential reading for all aspiring and new mentors. This book is easy to read and applies the NMC standards, the six C's and the Essential Skills Clusters to mentoring.’ Nikki Welyczko, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University ‘This useful and contemporary book will support mentors in their day-to-day work.’ Anneyce Knight, Senior Lecturer, Southampton Solent University This practical text guides you through the process of mentoring a student nurse in practice from the first day that they arrive on their placement. It is packed with learning features to develop your knowledge, including: · Case studies describing everyday and challenging situations you may encounter with advice on how to tackle them. The case studies cover all fields of nursing. · Activities to question your assumptions and help you reflect on your practice. · Checklists of things to remember and resources you need. · Tips for best practice. Topics covered in the six straightforward, concise and clear chapters include assessment, the role of the sign-off mentor and team-working. The Nurse Mentor's Companion is valuable reading for all nurses taking mentoring courses and for qualified mentors who want to update their knowledge. Kimberley Craig is a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University. Barbara Smith is an experienced nurse and has recently retired from her role as a Lecturer at Coventry University.

The Mentor as Leader
The mentor as leader
Introduction

Leadership in healthcare is about practitioners being inspirational and being people who can lead by example. Leaders are the types of practitioners that actively engage in delivering the highest quality patient care (Gopee and Galloway, 2009). Amongst clinicians, leaders may be in manager or team leader positions, but this is not always so necessarily (Gopee and Galloway, 2009). All frontline staff may have occasion to lead changes at the point of care delivery; this is an essential part of any practitioner's role. Part of the mentor's role is to enable students to become leaders in the delivery of quality care. Strong leadership is at the forefront of providing high quality care. The importance of effective leadership has ...

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