Chapter 2: What is a mentor?

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Section 3. The mentor - new professional relationship is like other relationships

The mentor-new professional relationship is like other relationships in these ways:

  • There is mutual respect.
  • There is a desire to understand one another.
  • It needs a sensitive to feelings and needs.
  • The relationship changes over time.

The mentor-new professional relationship is different because it is a particular type of professional relationship. Mentors convey standards, norms, and the values of the profession.

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