Mentoring Social Work PhD Students to Help Re-imagine Long-term Care

Elizabeth Lightfoot, Mingyang Zheng

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This commentary explores the role of mentoring in creating the next generation of gerontological social work scholars through examining the mentoring of Dr. Rosalie Kane. We review how Rosalie exemplified some of key characteristics of an exceptional academic mentor based on communications with many of her former mentees, provide an account of her last formal mentoring relationship with a graduate student, and discuss how Rosalie’s mentorship related to her hopes for re-imagining long-term care and the future of gerontological social work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-73
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Gerontological Social Work
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • doctoral education
  • gerontology
  • mentorship
  • social work education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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