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Empowering midwife mentors with adequate training and support

Finnerty, G, Graham, L, Magnusson, C and Pope, R (2006) Empowering midwife mentors with adequate training and support British Journal of Midwifery, 14 (4). pp. 187-190.

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In this article, the authors illuminate some of the hidden aspects of the mentor role, which often go unnoticed in challenging clinical settings. Four key areas have been selected for the purpose of stimulating thought and debate on current mentorship issues: preparedness for the mentor role; management of students' clinical learning and skills development; processes of practice assessment and support for the mentoring role. The findings demonstrate the need for increased funding to enhance the clinical curriculum. This includes formal protection of time for mentors to provide quality learning experiences. Investment in the mentor/student dyad is essential as successful mentoring can literally be a 'gift' to student midwives.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Finnerty, G
Graham, L
Pope, R
Date : 1 April 2006
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:45
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 17:34

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