Information shared in mentoring must remain confidential

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7074.149a (Published 11 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:149
  1. Rosslynne Freeman, Mentor project leader, South Thamesa
  1. a Thames Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, Surrey Research Park, Guildford GU2 5RF

    Editor–While Robert Alliott makes passing mention of mentoring schemes in several regions in his article in Career Focus,1 he does not acknowledge the evident and specific influence on his own study of the pioneering three year mentor project in South Thames, which is currently being evaluated. A particularly relevant finding from this evaluation is the link between effective outcomes of mentoring interventions and the mentee's reliance on the confidentiality of information shared with the mentor. Alliott's suggested extended use of such privileged information, even …

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