Mentoring and the value of observation
Pam Shakespeare Senior lecturer, Faculty of health and social care, The Open University
Pam Shakespeare reviews how a preliminary analysis of a mentoring environment can help develop ways of ‘seeing’ those being mentored
GOOD MENTORS know when and how to use their own experience and skills to support the staff they are mentoring. But judgements about the capabilities of those being mentored sometimes get in the way of mentors making full use of their educational environments.
Nursing Management. 11, 10, 32-35. doi: 10.7748/nm2005.03.11.10.32.c2014