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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2015 Vol.5(1): 42-46 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.473

Effective Mentorship to Improve Clinical Decision Making and a Positive Identity: A Comparative Study in Turkey and Portugal

Wilson Correia de Abreu and Seyda Seren Interpeler
Abstract—In some countries there is a growing concern about the shortage of nurses and the students dropping out. Research evidences show the importance of clinical education and mentorship in shaping nurses' identity and promote retention. The purpose of this exploratory study is to compare the mentorship system in two different organizations. Participants were 261 students, 126 from Porto and 135 from Izmir. To gather data a questionnaire was used (CLASI-M). Findings of this study suggest that although nursing students appear to be satisfied with their clinical learning, they have notorious difficulties to understand the meaning of complex care and factors which give rise to complexity. At the end of the study, some specific hypotheses were indicated to be tested in future research. Suggestions are made for improving the quality of the mentorship systems in nursing education.

Index Terms—Clinical learning, complex care, mentorship, nursing, quality.

Wilson Correia de Abreu is with the Porto School of Nursing, Porto, Portugal. Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 4200-072, Porto (e-mail: wjabreu@esenf.pt).
Seyda Seren Intepeler is with the Dokuz Eylul University (Nursing Faculty), Izmir, Turke -Mithatpasa Caddesi, 35340 Inciralti, Izmir–Turkey (e-mail: seydaseren@gmail.com).

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Cite: Wilson Correia de Abreu and Seyda Seren Interpeler, "Effective Mentorship to Improve Clinical Decision Making and a Positive Identity: A Comparative Study in Turkey and Portugal," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 42-46, 2015.

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