Mentoring Resources:

Baptiste, S. (2001). Mentoring and supervision: Creating relationships for fostering professional development. Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publications ACE.

This workbook was used within the OTepp mentorship module and is helpful to foster reflection for those providing or receiving mentorship or supervision. It is available free to members of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) in the mentoring gateway located in the “members-only” area of the CAOT website:

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CAOT`s online mentorship module (Momentum) aims to assist occupational therapists foster professional growth through a guided reflective process. This special learning service is reserved for members of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Momentum is built on the successes of the Occupational Therapy Examination and Practice Preparation (OTepp) project's mentorship module and follows the same format.

Readings about Mentorship with Internationally Trained Health Care Professionals:

1.  Making Connections: A New Model of Mentoring for International Trained Professionals. St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON.

2.  Austin, Z. (2005): Mentorship and mitigation of culture shock: foreign‐trained pharmacists in Canada. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.13(1),133-149

Additional Readings about Mentorship:

1.  Ewing, R., Freeman, M., Barrie, S., Bell, A., O’Connor, D., Waugh, F., & Sykes, C. (2008). Building community in academic settings: The importance of flexibility in a structured mentoring program. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. 16(3), 294-310.

The authors of this study state that flexibility, responsiveness and collaboration are vital characteristics of a mentorship program. A mentoring program at the University of Sydney is used to illustrate the importance of the aforementioned elements.

2.  Heaton Shrestha, C., May, S., Edirishingha, P., Burke, L., & Linsey, T. (2009). From face-to-face to e-Mentoring: Does the “e” add any value for mentors? International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 20(2), 116-124.

This article shows that e-mentoring promotes accessible mentorships when time or distance limits participation. The benefits of face-to-face and e-mentorships are noted to be similar, though it is important to consider further the qualities of a good e-mentor since they may differ from the qualities necessary for effective face-to-face mentoring.

3.  Mills, J. E., Francis, K. L., & Bonner, A. (2005). Mentoring, clinical supervision and preceptoring: Clarifying the conceptual definitions for Australian rural nurses. A review of the literature. Rural and Remote Health. 5(410).

This article contains a table that nicely delineates the differences between mentoring, clinical supervision and preceptorship.

4.  Ramani, S., Gruppen, L., & Krajic Kachur, E. (2006). Twelve tips for developing effective mentors. Medical Teacher. 28, 404-408.

This link provides a resource for the College of Occupational Therapists’ Mentoring Scheme. It is included in our reading list because of its detailed resource list of readings about mentorship.

5.  Sangole, AP, Abreau, BC, & Stein, F. (2006). Mentoring review and reflections. Occupational Therapy in Health Care20(1), 1-16.

This article succinctly describes the characteristics of mentors and mentees (protégés).

6. Development and Implementation of a Mentorship Module - OTepp, 2012 CAOT Conference Poster

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