A few years ago I carried out a survey of New Zealand midwives and their experience of mentoring and support in the workplace. The report from this survey went on to be the framework for the 'first year of practice' program developed by the New Zealand College of Midwives in 2006.
I used this report to underpin some further work in eMentoring, but never got around to publishing this in academic journals. And then, to be honest, I moved on and forgot about it. But there has been a resurgence of interest in the report in Australia where midwifery is starting to follow the New Zealand models of undergraduate education and clinical practice.
So, here is the original report - please click here to access the pdf copy.
I would love to hear any feedback and comments, especially from midwives who are interested in using formal mentoring programs in education or practice, especially in Australia.