Newly qualified nurses often experience difficulties moving from the role of student to qualified nurse. It has been formally recognized that these nurses require a support network to enable them to make this transition smoothly. Preceptorship is an important part of the UKCC's post-registration education and practice proposals. They recommend a period of 4 months under the guidance of a preceptor to enable newly appointed practitioners to achieve confidence within practice. <p><p>This new edition covers the essential information required to provide learning and support for newly qualified staff. It provides an excellent introduction that is current, relevant and comprehensive in its coverage. Additions to this new edition include coverage of clinical supervision and its relationship to mentoring and preceptorship. This text describes in detail the three main support roles: clinical supervision, mentoring, and preceptorship. These roles are illustrated throughout by case studies.
REVIEW OF THE FIRST EDITION
"All you ever wanted to know about mentoring and preceptorship but were afraid to ask!"
"The readable, common sense approach, coupled with clever interweaving of relevant literature, makes it an equally valuable text for ward area, college library and individual purchase"
Journal of Inter professional Care
Reviews of the second edition:
"Most wards should carry a copy, and all libraries. This is a good-value book that relates well to clinical practice."Professional Nurse
"This is a welcome second edition of a valuable resource book for those involved in support roles in clinical practice, including practitioners, managers and educationalists." Journal of Nursing Management
Foreword by Professor Malcolm Tight, Preface, Acknowledgements, The context of health care work, Mentoring in action, Becoming accountable: preceptorship in clinical practice, Clinical supervision: making the connections, Providing a professional support framework, Postscript by Brigid Procter, Index
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 6th December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.29 x 155.25
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised