There is a strong interest from both GPs and hospital doctors/managers in finding manageable and effective ways of providing supportive, professional development at a time of great organisational change. The knowledge base on mentoring as applied to general practice is almost non-existent, but practitioners are interested and motivated to apply concepts of mentorship. This book is the first to supply this information.

Rosslynne Freeman is an acknowledged leading figure in the field of mentoring in general practice. As part of her role as Educational Adviser to the Postgraduate Dean in General Practice in South Thames, she has been a driving force behind the development of this area of practice. She has conducted a three year research study into effective mentoring in general practice, and was responsible for convening the highly successful second UK Conference on this subject.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Professor Denis Pereira Gray); The context of mentoring in General Practice - the mismanagement of organisational change; Reviewing the literature - mentoring in other professions; Ideas into reality - from formulation to implementation; Mentoring in practice; Using reflective practice for professional development; The mentor and the mentee's tale; Evaluating mentoring; Creativity and diversity - aspects of personal and professional culture; A practical guide for mentor scheme leaders; Mentoring for professional development - future visions, future threats; Appendices; Index.


No. of pages:
© 1998
Print ISBN: