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MENTORS’ HANDBOOK
Supporting Students in Practice

2

nd

Edition

1

Table of Contents
Introduction.................................................................................................................................... 5 Section 1- Mentoring..................................................................................................................... 8 1.1 NMC documents that you will need to be familiar with .................................................................. 8 1.2 Role & Responsibilities of a mentor .................................................................................................. 8 1.2.1 The mentor should:........................................................................................................................... 9 1.3 What is the Register of Assessors? ................................................................................................ 10 1.4 Team Mentoring and Interprofessional learning ........................................................................... 10 1.5 What is a Stage 1 Mentor? ............................................................................................................... 11 1.6 Roles & Responsibilities of the Stage 2 Mentor ............................................................................ 11 1.7 Application of Mentoring to the 8 domains..................................................................................... 12 1.7.1. Establishing effective working relationships .............................................................................. 12 1.7.2 Facilitation of learning .................................................................................................................... 13 1.7.3 Assessment and Accountability .................................................................................................... 13 1.7.4 Evaluation of learning..................................................................................................................... 14 1.7.5 Creating an environment for learning .......................................................................................... 14 1.7.6 Context of practice .......................................................................................................................... 14 1.7.7 Evidence-based practice ............................................................................................................... 15 1.7.8 Leadership ....................................................................................................................................... 15 1.8 The three Interviews .......................................................................................................................... 15 1.8.1 The Preliminary Interview .............................................................................................................. 16 1.8.2 The Intermediate Interview ............................................................................................................ 16 1.8.3 Final Interview ................................................................................................................................. 17 1.9 Roles & Responsibilities of the Stage 3 Mentor/Practice Teacher ............................................ 18 1.10 Role of the Sign-Off Mentor ........................................................................................................... 18 1.10.1 Criteria for sign-off mentors: (NMC 2008a) .............................................................................. 18 1.11 Mentor Preparation.......................................................................................................................... 19 1.12 Additional Information for midwives on studying the Preparation for Mentorship module ... 20 1.13 Mentor Updates...
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