Clinics in Human Lactation: Mentoring Our Future

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Mentoring is more than just training! In Mentoring Our Future, author Denise Altman, RN, IBCLC, LCCE describes the nuts and bolts of mentoring. She begins with the basic structure for mentoring and adds real-life stories about good and bad mentoring experiences. She has included many personal stories from leaders in the field of lactation. Altman also includes practice challenges from real-life scenarios to stimulate your thinking about creative ways to solve problems in your practice setting.

Mentoring Our Future does not tell you what to teach, but rather gives you the elements of mentoring and tells you how to create a mentoring program or process.

This book covers the following:
-The history of mentoring and considerations for mentoring
-How to create a mentoring program
-The levels of mentoring, from observation to internship
-How to identify who to mentor
-How to create an individualized mentoring experience
-What to do if the mentoring relationship breaks down
-How to move on after the mentoring relationship ends

Mentoring Our Future is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to help others on the pathway to becoming a professional lactation specialist at any level. Clinical nurse managers, WIC coordinators, small business owners, La Leche League Leaders, doctors, dietitians, midwives, doulas, volunteers, or any breastfeeding advocate can use the guidelines in this book to create a successful mentoring program in their organization.


Author: Denise Altman, RN, IBCLC, LCCE

ISBN: 978-0-9845039-2-6

Copyright: 2010

Total Pages: 78



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