Effective MentoringHow Learners LearnFacilitating LearningThe Practice Setting as an Effective Learning EnvironmentEvidence-Based Practice and Clinical Practice DevelopmentAssessing the Learner's Knowledge and CompetenceLeadership and the Challenges of MentoringEvaluating Mentoring
Neil Gopee is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University, and has until recently also been Associate Lecturer at the Open University. Neil's role as external examiner at various higher education institutions has further broadened his insights into the two subject areas that he teaches and researchs: first, learning, teaching and assessment in relation to undergraduate and postgraduate students; and, second, management and leadership in healthcare settings. Neil: I first qualified as a nurse a few decades ago and worked in general surgical nursing for a year before moving on to complete the registered mental health nurse course. Through my nursing career, a combination of clinical experiences in primary care and general intensive care nursing was also supplemented by attendance at numerous professional development short and long courses, including various workshops on writing for publication, and also completing my doctorate in continuing professional education at University of Warwick. My first peer-reviewed article was published in 1991 based on my then nurse tutor role. The 1990s were when nurse education programmes became a part of university provision, which further opened up authoring opportunities, and I negotiated with Alison Poyner, Commissioning Editor at SAGE Publications, to write the Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare book, the first edition of which was published in 2007. Along the way, I also worked with SAGE Publications to write Leadership and Management in Healthcare (now in its second edition) and Practice Teaching in Healthcare textbooks. I have also had chapters published in edited books and a range of peer-reviewed articles.
This book is laid out well with chapters that explore a number of pertinent topics such as effective mentorship, learning theories, assessment and evaluating mentorship. Each chapter includes outcomes, an introduction to the topic and a selection of activities that enable the reader to apply or explore the concepts of mentorship to the clinical setting through self-directed learning tasks, reflective points and case studies. -- Julie Quick, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, Birmingham City University This is the Third Edition of a very-well established text. It brings together the practice of mentorship and supervision with sound discussion of the theory and research evidence... An established and updated resource for academics, this book is essential reading for those learning to mentor and for those already in a mentorship role it will help to update your practice. -- Simon Browes, Clinical Strategy and Development Lead, NEMS Community Benefit Service Limited 'This text is an excellent resource for those preparing to mentor and would also serve well as an informative reference textbook for those already in the mentorship role.' -- Claire McGuinness, Lecturer & Mentorship Lead at Glasgow Caledonian University This user friendly book gets the reader to make the link between theory and practice. The scenarios are engaging - you can almost see the student and mentor in practice! -- Nora Cooper, Senior Lecturer in the Practice Based Learning Unit, Middlesex University A key text for mentor development courses. I always find what I need in Gopee. -- Joady Mitchell, Principal Lecturer in Practice Learning and Clinical Skills, London South Bank University