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Using a Board game to enhance mentor engagement within nurse education in practice settings Jo Hirdle and Belinda Humphries University Practice Learning Advisers
Session outline Welcome Introduction to the role of the UPLA Development of Masterful Mentoring board game Mentor Feedback Participant Experiential Learning Summary and closing comments Jo Hirdle and Belinda Humphries June 2013
Rationale for the game Effective mentors are critical in developing nurses ability to deliver high quality care. The NMC has recognised this through the requirement to participate in annual updates (NMC 2008). The challenges of engaging mentors in updating: Priorities of patient care versus mentorship Clinical demands Unsupportive managers Lack of motivation towards role Engaging mentors to attend
Bored or not to be Board? With an ever increasing number of students in practice (Andrews et al 2010) our role as University Practice Learning Advisers at Bournemouth University lends itself to identifying new and innovative ways of engaging mentors. One of several strategies we adopted was the use of a board game. Jo Hirdle and Belinda Humphries June 2013
Masterful Mentoring Board Game Jo Hirdle and Belinda Humphries June 2013
The value of using a board game for mentoring purposes It is designed to: encourage team participation provide opportunities to network create reflective practice This is achieved through open discussion, engagement and problem solving the common challenges of mentoring in practice. According to Teatheridge (2010) and Gurling (2011) this is an area often lacking in traditional mentor updating.
“A very effective way to learn”(Mentor 2012) Educational benefits include:- Enhancing leadership skills (Bowers 2011) Ability to reflect on practice (Blakely et al 2010) Fun, enjoyment and motivational (McLafferty et al 2009) “An interesting way to facilitate discussion” (Mentor 2012 ) “ A good way to reflect on practice “ (Mentor 2013) Jo Hirdle and Belinda Humphries June 2013 Made “Made learning/update more enjoyable by using a board game that was fun” (Mentor 2013)
Summary Masterful Mentoring is :- A team interactive board game which challenges traditional ways of updating mentors Relevant to any professional that teaches, assesses and mentors students Informed by the NMC (2008)Standards to Support Learning and Assessing but applicable and transferable to any practice setting Evaluated positively by participants that have played it Supported by educational literature Jo Hirdle and Belinda Humphries June 2013
Jo Hirdle, RMN, D.P.S.N., MA Nursing, PG Cert in Education. Jo is a Registered Mental Health Nurse who worked for many years in specialist addition services. Her clinical expertise lies in facilitating therapeutic treatment interventions such as group work and one to one therapies for clients with alcohol problems. Her role in education commenced in 2002 as lecturer practitioner at Bournemouth University delivering the BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Interventions for addiction programme and latterly developing the Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice unit. In 2007 Jo expanded her work in education and became part of the University’s Practice Learning Adviser team. This role involves linking with a variety of clinical areas for health and social care, providing education and support for mentors in practice. Jo enjoys the diversity of her role which involves much liaison, collaboration and working with practice partners. She is always keen to research and implement new ideas and innovations that can assist the delivery of practice education. Belinda Humphries RN, Bsc (Hons) in Nursing, PG Cert in Education. Belinda is a University Practice Learning Adviser at Bournemouth University. Upon qualification in 1987 she worked within the acute medical field specializing in respiratory medicine. After 15 years she then experienced the role of registration and inspection officer for the independent sector before commencing at Bournemouth University. Since 2000 she has been a lecturer and practice education link for both pre and post registration education in health and social care. Her interests include providing innovative ways to educate, provide guidance and disseminate information to mentors who are supporting pre-registration students. More specifically her work focuses on working in partnership with clinical colleagues, in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in order to provide quality practice placements.
Jo Hirdle and Belinda Humphries June 2013 References Andrews,M.Brewer,M.Buchan,T.Denne,A.Hammond,J.Hardy,G.Jacobs,L.McKenzie,L.West, S.,2010. Implementation and sustainability of the nursing and midwifery standards or mentoring in the UK. Nurse Education in Practice,10,251-255. Blakely,G. Skirton,H.Cooper,S.Allum,P & Nelmes,P.,2010.Use of educational games in the health professions: A mixed methods study of educators perspectives in the UK. Nursing and Health Sciences,12,27-32. Bowers,S.,2011. Making a game of urgent care: simulation for nursing students. Emergency Nurse,19,7,26-27 Gurling,J., 2011.Link mentorship: improving support for pre-registration students and mentors. Nurse Training. British Journal of Community Nursing,16,9,435-440
Jo Hirdle and Belinda Humphries June 2013 References McLafferty,E.Dingwall,L.Halkett,A.,2009.Using gaming workshops to prepare nursing students for caring for older people in clinical practice. International Journal of Older People Nursing,51-60. Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2008. Standards to support learning and assessment in practice. NMC standards for mentors, practice teachers and teachers. NMC London Teatheredge,J.,2010. Interviewing student and qualified nurses to find out what makes an effective mentor.Practice Research Report. Nursing Times,106,48,19- 21