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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Practical Skills for Mentoring in Healthcare

A Guide for Busy Practitioners

ISBN 9781137274625
Publication Date October 2014
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

How do you juggle the many responsibilities of the mentoring role with your own workload? This friendly text explores the challenges and rewards of supervising and assessing students of nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. From providing effective guidance to problem-solving, it supports those shaping our future practitioners.

Morag Gray is Emeritus Professor of Nursing Education at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, and Director of Gray Academic. She is well-published in the fields of practice assessment and student placements, and has conducted a wealth of research within these fields.

List of Boxes; Figures and Tables
1. Mentoring: Background Context
2. Preparing for Your Mentoring Role and Responsibilities in the Real World
3. Managing the Beginning of the Student's Placement Journey: Application of Theory to Practice
4. Managing the Middle of the Student's Journey: Practical Application of Theory to Your Mentor Role
5. Managing the End of Your Student's Journey: Effective and Efficient Review and Evaluation of the Mentoring Relationship
6. Managing When Things Go Wrong


an effective introduction to the mentoring role for those undertaking preparation, and a valuable resource for more experienced mentors seeking to improve their practice.' – Margaret Fisher, Associate Professor in Midwifery, Plymouth University, UK
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