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The effectiveness of clinical supervision for a group of ward managers based in a district general hospital: an evaluative study

The effectiveness of clinical supervision for a group of ward managers based in a district general hospital: an evaluative study

Davis, Cynthia and Burke, Linda (2012) The effectiveness of clinical supervision for a group of ward managers based in a district general hospital: an evaluative study. Journal of Nursing Management, 20 (6). pp. 782-793. ISSN 1365-2834 (Online) (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01277.x)

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Abstract

Aim: To present an evaluative audit assessing the effectiveness of clinical supervision for ward managers.

Background: A year-long project to introduce clinical supervision to ward managers was implemented and evaluated. The objectives were to evaluate staff perceptions of implementing clinical supervision and determine its outcomes.

Method: An audit evaluation process was used.

Results: Findings are presented against perceptions, implementation and reported outcomes of clinical supervision. Insights were gained into its relevance and importance to nurses and the organization. Findings show that clinical supervision was perceived to be effective and helped improve patient care, but some feared it becoming a form of managerial control.

Conclusions: Ward managers perceived advantages for personal and professional development from adopting this process.

Implications for Nursing Management: There is a need for greater understanding of clinical supervision before Trusts implement it. The introduction of a resource pack for clinical areas would also be of value. Finally, there needs to be a named person who has a special knowledge of clinical supervision to act as a champion and change agent in effecting implementation at both the executive level and within each clinical area.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: {1] Article first published online: 12 Aug 2011.
Uncontrolled Keywords: change management, clinical supervision, lifelong learning, personal and professional development
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:18
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7424

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