CMC and E-Mentoring in Midwifery

CMC and E-Mentoring in Midwifery

Sarah Stewart (University of Queensland, Australia)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-863-5.ch009
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Abstract

A mentoring relationship is one in which an experienced person or mentor supports a less experienced person or mentee. E-mentoring is an alternative to traditional face-to-face mentoring incorporating the use of computer-mediated communication (CMC). Currently, e-mentoring is not commonly practiced by New Zealand midwives; however there is some interest in its potential especially as it may overcome geographical isolation which increases access to mentors. This chapter will describe the experiences of one New Zealand midwife who mentored two new graduate midwives in 2006 using a secure storeand- forward e-mail system. This chapter explores how CMC was utilized to facilitate the elements of the mentor’s role as well as reports on the experiences of the mentor and mentee.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Mentoring: A relationship that assists in empowerment, not necessarily in the workplace

Mentor: Experienced person who offers a number of supportive and developmental functions such as advice, information and guidance.

Mentoring: A relationship that assists in empowerment, not necessarily in the workplace

Mentee: Inexperienced person who seeks guidance and support

Critical Reflection: Evaluating and challenging the status quo with view to making emancipatory changes

Mentee: Inexperienced person who seeks guidance and support

Midwife: Registered autonomous health professional responsible for care of women in pregnancy and childbirth as well as newborn baby

Mentor: Experienced person who offers a number of supportive and developmental functions such as advice, information and guidance.

Reflection: Thinking about an event or action in order to gain insight and make changes to practice if required

E-Mentoring: Mentoring relationship that is carried out using computer-mediated communication

Critical Reflection: Evaluating and challenging the status quo with view to making emancipatory changes

Preceptorship: Working with novice in clinical situation to help development of clinical skills and orientation to clinical environment and organization

Preceptorship: Working with novice in clinical situation to help development of clinical skills and orientation to clinical environment and organization

E-Mentoring: Mentoring relationship that is carried out using computer-mediated communication

Supervision: Working with novice in clinical situation to assess clinical skills and ability

Midwife: Registered autonomous health professional responsible for care of women in pregnancy and childbirth as well as newborn baby

Supervision: Working with novice in clinical situation to assess clinical skills and ability

Reflection: Thinking about an event or action in order to gain insight and make changes to practice if required

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