Comment on: ‘How can I make my mentor see past my mistake?’
Hi Toby, I am sorry you have had this distressing experience. I understand that its difficult for you, and I imagine it's been difficult for your mentor too. Your mentor has the responsibility to assess your practice in a robust, accurate way, and he is accountable to the NMC for the decisions he makes in this regard. This is a huge responsibility for mentors & he may be feeling unsettled & unsure how to proceed with you, in a way that makes sure you understand the potential seriousness of the error, and makes sure you move on in your practice in a safe & supported way. I'd suggest that you contact your Practice Educator or Personal Tutor & arrange a three-way meeting together to talk this through, in order to free the 'log jam'. You could also offer to provide him with a 'work product' to show you have taken the error seriously, and are treating it as an opportunity to improve your practice. Good Luck Toby.