Developing a team mentoring model
Jill Caldwell Senior lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, Swindon
Karen Dodd Junior ward sister, The Great Western Hospital, Swindon
Carol Wilkes Senior lecturer, Oxford Brookes University, Swindon
This article describes the authors’ work in setting up a team mentoring system for nursing students on practice placements. The benefits include the ability to share responsibility for mentoring among clinicians and the exposure of students to a greater diversity of practice and teaching styles. Good communication is identified as crucial to effective implementation, while poor communication can be a potential barrier to the success of team mentoring.
Nursing Standard. 23, 7, 35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.10.23.7.35.c6710Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review