As a new graduate nurse mentor in the practice setting you understand that parts of the assessments used by the examiner for the breast and male genitalia are very similar to the health promotion teaching done for self-breast and self-testicular exams. One of the new graduates you are mentoring has to teach one of her patients about a self-breast exam and another patient about self-testicular exam. The nurse is very nervous about discussing this kind of education and has never done it before.
- Describe how you, as the mentor, would deal with this situation and help the new employee. Provide a rationale for your approach.
- How would culture factor into your discussion about this education?
- Would you guide the new nurse to change their educational approach based on age?