Evaluation Of The Four Key Requirements For Mentorship Practice
A mentor is “ A registrant who has met the standards for mentors and who facilitates learning, and supervises and assesses students in practice settings” (NMC, 2008,page44). Even though this is the definition used by the nursing profession it also has the same relevance to an operating department practitioner mentor. It demonstrates the importance of continuous professional development to enable myself and others to equip students with the most up to date and relevant practice. Reflective practice as suggested by Gibbs ( ) is another essential element of contemporary nursing and theatre based practice for both personal and professional development as well as being a requirement for all registered practitioners (NMC, 2008).
Honey and Mumford (1989) give us a range of theories, each of these theories have a different psychological background. To enable us to understand learning we must understand the theories and the rationale behind them. As a mentor when I was first given my student I had to write a learning agreement /contract. Knowles (1978) defined a learning contract as a vehicle for making the planning of a learning experience a mutual undertaking.
In the contract we discussed her previous…