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Regular clinical supervision to enhance wellbeing in inflammatory bowel disease specialist nurses: a small pilot study

Regular clinical supervision to enhance wellbeing in inflammatory bowel disease specialist nurses: a small pilot study

Younge, Lisa, Sufi, Halima and Dibley, Lesley ORCID: 0000-0001-7964-7672 (2020) Regular clinical supervision to enhance wellbeing in inflammatory bowel disease specialist nurses: a small pilot study. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 18 (3). pp. 36-42. ISSN 1479-5248 (Print), 2052-2835 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.12968/gasn.2020.18.3.36)

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Abstract

Background
Increasing demands on Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Nurse Specialists (IBD-CNSs) can create overwhelming workloads, leading to stress and burnout.

Aim
To assess the potential for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based clinical supervision to enhance IBD-CNS wellbeing.

Design
Using exploratory qualitative research we interviewed IBD-CNSs who had participated in CBT-based clinical supervision sessions delivered previously in one UK hospital by a psychotherapist. Interviews were audio-recorded, then transcribed and anonymised by an independent transcriptionist. Data were analysed thematically.

Findings
Four nurses participated. Four themes emerged: ‘Surprise benefits’, ‘Learning from others’, ‘Thinking differently to change self and practice’ and ‘Features of clinical supervision sessions.’ Participants found group CBT-based supervision helpful for thinking differently about work-related challenges; all wanted to continue but were concerned about accommodating clinical supervision in already-busy schedules.

Conclusions
Regular CBT-based clinical supervision has the potential to enhance wellbeing of IBD-CNSs. Further research with more participants can confirm these preliminary findings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: burnout, clinical nurse specialist, clinical supervision, stress, wellbeing
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Chronic Illness and Ageing
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 09:58
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27596

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