2000 Word Critical Reflection on Strategies the Learner Has Used to Facilitate Learning - Preparing Facilitators of Practice Learning and Assessment

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The purpose of this assignment is to critically reflect on strategies used to mentor a second year mental health student in a community mental health team. The essay will refer to interpersonal skills used to develop the mentor-mentee relationship, and the practical steps taken to facilitate learning; to make this more tangible the focus will primarily rest on the author’s approach to teaching the learner how to administer an antipsychotic depot injection. The discussion will encompass major theories that underpin learning, explore the relevance of learning styles, and draw on relevant literature.

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Laura agreed with the rationale and, after relevant discussion, set about constructing a contract.

The contract objectives and aims included a few areas for development, but Laura had identified the administration of antipsychotic depot medication as a clinical skill that provoked anxiety in her, but one that she wished to address during this placement. Laura also stated that she was currently studying a module on medication at college, and elements of her practice document included the development of knowledge in this clinical area. NMC (2010) suggest that mentors should support students to identify both learning needs and experiences that are appropriate to their level of learning, and Laura’s suggestion seemed very appropriate for her stage of development, i.e. a mature second year

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