A survey of e-mentoring among New Zealand midwives

Stewart, Sarah and Wootton, Richard (2005) A survey of e-mentoring among New Zealand midwives. Journal of Telemedicine And Telecare, 11 Supp. 2: 90-92. doi:10.1258/135763305775124731

Author Stewart, Sarah
Wootton, Richard
Title A survey of e-mentoring among New Zealand midwives
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine And Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
Publication date 2005-12
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1258/135763305775124731
Volume 11
Issue Supp. 2
Start page 90
End page 92
Total pages 3
Editor R. Wootton
E. Krupinski
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject 329999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
321101 Midwifery
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
Abstract Mentoring is a strategy that may assist the midwifery profession to support new graduates and midwives working in rural and remote areas. We conducted a survey of 1577 New Zealand midwives about their opinions and experiences of mentoring. The questionnaire comprised 33 questions, nine of which were open questions. There was a 44% response rate. While the telephone was commonly utilized by mentors (37%) and mentored midwives (37%), the Internet and email played only a small part. Participants acknowledged the potential of these avenues for communication, but midwives felt that mentoring could be provided only by immediate, face-to-face contact. Nevertheless, e-mentoring could be a viable option and requires further investigation. About one-third of midwives identified geographical isolation as a barrier to being a mentor (38%) and being mentored (36%). The use of e-mentoring could remove the barrier of location and allow the midwife to chose a mentor who meets her needs, rather than because she is the only mentor available.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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