Mentoring, Preceptorship and Clinical Supervision: A Guide to Professional Support Roles in Clinical Practice will stimulate fresh thinking about what we need and can gain from professional learning support. It challenges professionals to recognise the value of support in promoting trust and collegiality within the diverse settings used to promote learning in health care.
This book places support high on the health care professions educational agenda by:
Explaining why professional learning support is so essential to the development of safe practice in health care
Documenting and evaluating the history and evolution of relevant support concepts
Presenting new, research–based evidence as to the conditions which best enable practitioners to learn from experience in clinical practice
Clarifying the all important overlaps and distinctions between support roles, so that practitioners are clear about the qualities, skills and preparation required
Practitioners providing support, educators and academics studying support dynamics, policymakers and employers who set standards for professional health care education and practice, will all find the book a helpful resource in redefining the important issues facing practitioners today.