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Mentorship in Community Nursing. Challenges and Opportunities

  • ID: 2223525
  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Mentorship in Community Nursing is designed to meet the needs of nurses undertaking the mentor role for specialist practitioner students in community settings. There are many new courses being developed for mentors and this is one of the first books to address the specialist practitioner mentor s learning needs.

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.
Key Features:

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
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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

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Judith Canham
Joanne Bennett
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