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On being a mentor

Jones, M, Rutkowski, K & Cox, C. L. (2013). On being a mentor. International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice, 4(1), pp. 30-36.


This article explores issues relating to mentoring students, particularly ophthalmic nursing students. It highlights the importance of mentorship in learning in practice, which in turn is critical to students' education in a competency-based profession. It considers the factors essential in successful mentoring, including two-way feedback, and the importance of mentors understanding the nature of the psychological processes involved and how to assess students' learning and competencies. It also highlights the crucial gate-keeping role of mentors in ensuring that students are fit to practise, and the importance of nurse mentors themselves being fit to practise.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Nursing
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