PEPA Mentoring resources have been created to support healthcare workers/professionals who work in palliative care to mentor generalist healthcare workers/professionals to learn more about palliative care.

The Resources created are in three modes to support mentors individual learning styles. Online and   mentoring guide support independent learning with the workshop and mentoring hub supporting collaborative learners.  A Best practice PEPA mentor is a mentor who has completed all three sources of learning and who participates in the mentoring hub learning to continue to develop them as mentors.

Scholarly literature on mentorship within the health professions has discussed in some detail the need for and benefits of mentorship [6, 7]. In general, mentoring relationships have been shown to contribute to increased productivity, job satisfaction, and a higher quality of care [5]. These advantages have been found to be shared by both mentor and mentee [8]. A successful mentoring relationship can evidently bring distinctive benefits for all parties involved: mentee, mentor, organisation, and patients.

  1. Cohen, M.S., et al., Mentorship, learning curves, and balance. Cardiology in the young, 2007. 7 Suppl 2: p. 164-174.
  2. Charron, K., et al., Building Blocks of Global Health Mentorship: Motivation, Expectations, and Institutional Support. Annals of Global Health, 2019. 85(1).
  3. Wilson, G., et al., Exploring the relationship between mentoring and doctors’ health and wellbeing: a narrative review. J R Soc Med, 2017. 110(5): p. 188-197.
  4. Nies, M.A. and M. Troutman-Jordan, Mentoring nurse scientists to meet nursing faculty workforce needs. Scientific World Journal, 2012. 2012: p. 345085