How to supervise and mentor a less experienced or novice researcher

Elizabeth Ann Sturgiss, Lena Amanda Sanci

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All relationships are a two-way street, and supervision and mentorship in primary care research are no different. This chapter provides tips for both senior and junior researchers, and is based on the literature on mentorship, blogs and writing from academics in social media. There are opportunities within primary care research supervision for both parties to grow and develop regardless of the stage of academic career. Primary care promotes lifelong learning to clinical students, and this advice is relevant in the research arena. Primary care research is strengthened through the nurturing of novice researchers to create a welcoming and vibrant community. The chapter offers points for reflection and tips to prepare for a successful mentoring or supervision partnership. There are many online resources for learning more about mentorship and supervision. A supportive and welcoming research community will best do the job of answering questions that will better the health of the patients and communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to do primary care research
EditorsFelicity Goodyear-Smith, Bob Mash
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781138499584, 9781138499591
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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