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Mentoring needs of clinical facilitators

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Rensburg, Gisela Loots, Izelle 2017-04-19T10:46:55Z 2017-04-19T10:46:55Z 2016-09
dc.identifier.citation Loots, Izelle (2016) Mentoring needs of clinical facilitators, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <>
dc.description.abstract Clinical facilitators facilitate the clinical training of students in the hospitals at which students are placed for the practical component of their studies. Clinical facilitators’ success depends on their ability to facilitate students effectively. Students who have been effectively facilitated have the potential to become competent bedside nurses to their patients. This is sure to lead to better patient outcomes and will therefore have a direct impact on the quality of nursing care. The clinical facilitators who are appointed to facilitate students in the clinical learning environment are, however, not necessarily empowered and skilled to teach their students effectively. If their own mentoring needs are addressed, clinical facilitators may be assisted to become more effective in their transition from clinician to clinical facilitator. A qualitative study was conducted with the purpose to explore and describe the mentoring needs of clinical facilitators with a view to proposing a mentoring programme for effective clinical facilitation. Data were collected by means of focus groups with clinical facilitators working in a private hospital group. The findings of this study confirmed the need for mentoring. Mentoring of clinical facilitators contributes to their skills and understanding of clinical facilitation. As an outcome of the study, an outline of a mentoring programme was drawn up which could be used in the orientation and mentoring of novice clinical facilitators. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 97 leaves) : color illustrations
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Clinical facilitation en
dc.subject Mentee en
dc.subject Mentor en
dc.subject Mentoring en
dc.subject Student en
dc.subject.ddc 361.06
dc.subject.lcsh Mentoring in nursing
dc.subject.lcsh Mentoring -- Students
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing students
dc.subject.lcsh Clinical competence
dc.title Mentoring needs of clinical facilitators en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en M.A. (Health Studies)

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