TURNER, James and HILL, Alison (2011). Implementing clinical supervision (part 1): a review of the literature. Mental Health Nursing, 31 (3), 8-12
This article represents part one of a three-part series incorporating a review of the literature, a study relating to implementing clinical supervision into a ward-based environment and current practice in regards to the support of clinical supervisors in a community mental health setting. Proctor’s (1987) Tripartite model is the supervision model of choice and provides commonality between the studies. Clinical supervision remains a development target for many clinical areas, although for some the integration of supervision with practice has been fostered and supported for many years. The literature shows that implementation varies greatly between regions and disciplines. It seems therefore, that in the wider workforce, clinical supervision still requires commitment and energy to manage the time and continuity for successful practice. This paper reviews the literature on clinical supervision in nursing and allied helping professions in relation to the studies that will follow.
TURNER, James and HILL, Alison (2011). Implementing clinical supervision (part 2): using proctor’s model to structure the implementation of clinical supervision in a ward setting. Mental Health Nursing, 31 (4), 14-19
Abstract: This is the second of three articles on clinical supervision. This study was undertaken a number of years ago when there was limited but useful literature in press regarding the models of supervision available. Following a review of the literature Proctor’s (1987) model of clinical supervision was the model of choice. The authors’ objective through this series of papers, is to facilitate and enable wards an areas to set clinical supervision in motion. Although we are reporting here on a previous study the results and process have salience for current practice and lead into a more recent study on using evidence-based practice in clinical supervision. Through a mixed methodology, using a questionnaire to generate data, staff views on the usefulness of the model emerged.
HILL, Alison and TURNER, James (2011). Implementing clinical supervision (part 3): an evaluation of a clinical supervisor’s recovery-based resource and support package. Mental Health Nursing, 31 (5), 16-20
Abstract: This is the third of a series of articles exploring the implementation of clinical supervision. This study explored the effect of a support and educative package to clinical supervision in assisting the embedding of evidence-based practice and recovery values into their supervision sessions and also the impact on clinical supervision uptake. The study was based on an action research approach and had a mixed methodology that included questionnaire, focus groups and audit. The evaluation of findings showed that 94% of clinical supervisors felt that the package had a positive impact on their practice. However, uptake of clinical supervision remained unchanged over the evaluation period.
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