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Combined novice, near-peer, e-mentoring palliative medicine program: A mixed method study in Singapore.
PLoS One. 2020; 15(6):e0234322.Plos

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

An acute shortage of senior mentors saw the Palliative Medicine Initiative (PMI) combine its novice mentoring program with electronic and peer mentoring to overcome insufficient mentoring support of medical students and junior doctors by senior clinicians. A three-phased evaluation was carried out to evaluate mentees' experiences within the new CNEP mentoring program.

METHODS

Phase 1 saw use of a Delphi process to create a content-valid questionnaire from data drawn from 9 systematic reviews of key aspects of novice mentoring. In Phase 2 Cognitive Interviews were used to evaluate the tool. The tool was then piloted amongst mentees in the CNEP program. Phase 3 compared mentee's experiences in the CNEP program with those from the PMI's novice mentoring program.

RESULTS

Thematic analysis of open-ended responses revealed three themes-the CNEP mentoring process, its benefits and challenges that expound on the descriptive statistical analysis of specific close-ended and Likert scale responses of the survey. The results show mentee experiences in the PMI's novice mentoring program and the CNEP program to be similar and that the addition of near peer and e-mentoring processes enhance communications and support of mentees.

CONCLUSION

CNEP mentoring is an evolved form of novice mentoring built on a consistent mentoring approach supported by an effective host organization. The host organization marshals assessment, support and oversight of the program and allows flexibility within the approach to meet the particular needs of mentees, mentors and senior mentors. Whilst near-peer mentors and e-mentoring can make up for the lack of senior mentor availability, their effectiveness hinges upon a common mentoring approach. To better support the CNEP program deeper understanding of the mentoring dynamics, policing and mentor and mentee training processes are required. The CNEP mentoring tool too needs to be validated.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Academic Palliative & End of Life Care Centre, Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Cancer Research Centre, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Division of Cancer Education, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore. Centre of Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore.Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore.Academic Palliative & End of Life Care Centre, Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Cancer Research Centre, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore. Division of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.Department of Family Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32502180

Citation

Krishna, Lalit, et al. "Combined Novice, Near-peer, E-mentoring Palliative Medicine Program: a Mixed Method Study in Singapore." PloS One, vol. 15, no. 6, 2020, pp. e0234322.
Krishna L, Tay KT, Yap HW, et al. Combined novice, near-peer, e-mentoring palliative medicine program: A mixed method study in Singapore. PLoS ONE. 2020;15(6):e0234322.
Krishna, L., Tay, K. T., Yap, H. W., Koh, Z. Y. K., Ng, Y. X., Ong, Y. T., Shivananda, S., Compton, S., Mason, S., Kanesvaran, R., & Toh, Y. P. (2020). Combined novice, near-peer, e-mentoring palliative medicine program: A mixed method study in Singapore. PloS One, 15(6), e0234322. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234322
Krishna L, et al. Combined Novice, Near-peer, E-mentoring Palliative Medicine Program: a Mixed Method Study in Singapore. PLoS ONE. 2020;15(6):e0234322. PubMed PMID: 32502180.
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