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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151631
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation Research of a Scheme to Build a Community of Mentors
Abstract:
Evaluation Research of a Scheme to Build a Community of Mentors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Bellman, Loretta, RN, RCNT, BSc, Cert, Ed, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Bayswater Institute
Title:Senior Researcher
Objectives: 1)explore stakeholders' personal experiences of the mentoring scheme 2)identify the outcomes of participating in the scheme 3)highlight any changes/developments to the scheme. Design: Qualitative Evaluation Research. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: 52 stakeholders comprising community nurses, doctors, practice managers, mentoring scheme facilitators and administrators. The settings were general practices, health care centres, and an academic department of general practice and primary care. The evaluation was of 18 months duration. Concepts/Variables studied: This was an evolving action evaluation research encompassing ongoing review, feedback, and intervention to enhance the development of the scheme. Methods: A multi-method approach to data collection included: review of the contemporary mentoring literature and in-house documentation; exploratory interviews with stakeholders in the community and in the academic department; audio-taped action learning sets and Mentoring Advisory Group meetings; tracking the mentee/mentor process and maintaining a fieldwork journal. The multi-method approach enabled triangulation to enhance the vaidity and credibility of findings. Analysis of data was guided by the objectives of the scheme and included a thematic analysis. Findings: The key outcomes for both mentors and mentees encompassed: enlightened and empowering shared learning experiences; support for personal and professional challenges; enhanced multi-professional working; commitment to the scheme. Significant outcomes for some mentees included: deciding to remain in general practice; understanding different ways of working, including using IT support; engaging in collaborative practice; feeling and being able to make changes in practice. Conclusions: The scheme is serving the needs of practitioners and building a supportive nursing and multi-professional community of mentors. It is widely valued by the many staff who feel isolated, and for the opportunity for personal reflection, development and support in a safe environment. Implications: The scheme is immensely worthwhile but still needs dedicated financial support. Local community networks are now linked to the scheme and a website is proposed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation Research of a Scheme to Build a Community of Mentorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151631-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation Research of a Scheme to Build a Community of Mentors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bellman, Loretta, RN, RCNT, BSc, Cert, Ed, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Bayswater Institute</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Researcher</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">loretta.bellman@btinternet.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: 1)explore stakeholders' personal experiences of the mentoring scheme 2)identify the outcomes of participating in the scheme 3)highlight any changes/developments to the scheme. Design: Qualitative Evaluation Research. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: 52 stakeholders comprising community nurses, doctors, practice managers, mentoring scheme facilitators and administrators. The settings were general practices, health care centres, and an academic department of general practice and primary care. The evaluation was of 18 months duration. Concepts/Variables studied: This was an evolving action evaluation research encompassing ongoing review, feedback, and intervention to enhance the development of the scheme. Methods: A multi-method approach to data collection included: review of the contemporary mentoring literature and in-house documentation; exploratory interviews with stakeholders in the community and in the academic department; audio-taped action learning sets and Mentoring Advisory Group meetings; tracking the mentee/mentor process and maintaining a fieldwork journal. The multi-method approach enabled triangulation to enhance the vaidity and credibility of findings. Analysis of data was guided by the objectives of the scheme and included a thematic analysis. Findings: The key outcomes for both mentors and mentees encompassed: enlightened and empowering shared learning experiences; support for personal and professional challenges; enhanced multi-professional working; commitment to the scheme. Significant outcomes for some mentees included: deciding to remain in general practice; understanding different ways of working, including using IT support; engaging in collaborative practice; feeling and being able to make changes in practice. Conclusions: The scheme is serving the needs of practitioners and building a supportive nursing and multi-professional community of mentors. It is widely valued by the many staff who feel isolated, and for the opportunity for personal reflection, development and support in a safe environment. Implications: The scheme is immensely worthwhile but still needs dedicated financial support. Local community networks are now linked to the scheme and a website is proposed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:08:31Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:08:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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