- Article: Veeramah V (2012) What are the barriers to good mentoring? Nursing Times; 108: 39, 12-15.
- Lack of time and the demands of patient care are two key barriers to successful mentoring
- Inadequate preparation and support can result in mentors passing students they should fail
- Mentors need more help and educational guidance in completing education institutions’ assessment documentation
- Mentors should have regular updates and relevant in-service training
- Practice development managers and clinical practice facilitators should work with link lecturers to support mentors
- Why do you think mentors pass failing students?
- What preparation should nurses have to be an effective mentor?
- What can healthcare organisations do to support mentors to carry out their role?
- What are the characteristics of a good mentor?
- You have assessed a student you are mentoring as failing. What action should you take?