The skills and knowledge required of the mentor are vast and in this book the authors provide guidance on delivering supportive, facilitative teaching and learning strategies. Eight specialist areas of community practice are covered: district nursing, health visiting, school nursing children s community nursing, community mental health nursing and occupational health nursing. Wherever possible case studies have been used to illustrate how theories and concepts work in practice and are based on real–life experiences of the contributors.
A supporting text for the many new mentorship courses
An extremely valuable source of learning and reference for all those involved in teaching specialist community practitioners
Considers practice–based dilemmas alongside basic principles
Part 1: The Policy Context.
Setting the scene: concepts of specialist practitioner and practice mentor; From policy to practice; Developing and maintaining quality in higher education.
Part 2: Theory and Practice Context.
Learning approaches in the practice context; Reflective practice; Clinical supervision; The English National Board Higher Award; Assessment of specialist practice.
Part 3: Practice: Opportunities and Challenges.
Evidence–based practice; General practice nursing; Community mental health nursing; Community learning disability nursing; Community children′s nursing; Health visiting (Public health nursing); Occupational health nursing; District nursing (Community nursing in the home); School nursing; Being a specialist student; Being a practice teacher; Navigating practice: challenges and opportunities; Concluding Comments; References; Index