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ERIC Number: EJ1413025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2046-6854
EISSN: EISSN-2046-6862
"Nurturing a Trusting Learning Community": Perceptions of Relationships in a Health Professions Education Peer Mentorship Program
Helen Frances Harrison; Elizabeth Anne Kinsella; Stephen Loftus; Sandra DeLuca; Gregory McGovern; Isabelle Belanger; Tristan Eugenio
International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, v13 n1 p55-72 2024
Purpose: This study aims to investigate student mentors' perceptions of peer mentor relationships in a health professions education program. Design/methodology/approach: The design uses embodied hermeneutic phenomenology. The data comprise 10 participant interviews and visual "body maps" produced in response to guided questions. Findings: The findings about student mentors' perceptions of peer mentor relationships include a core theme of nurturing a trusting learning community and five related themes of attunement to mentees, commonality of experiences, friends with boundaries, reciprocity in learning and varied learning spaces. Originality/value: The study contributes original insights by highlighting complexity, shifting boundaries, liminality, embodied social understanding and trusting intersubjective relations as key considerations in student peer mentor relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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