Boundaries in advanced nursing practice: the benefits of group supervision
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Boundaries in advanced nursing practice: the benefits of group supervision

Claire Taylor Macmillan lead nurse in colorectal cancer, St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex

Sharing experiences and learning from peers helped professionals working autonomously to achieve a balance between effective care of patients and self-preservation, says Claire Taylor

Aim The aim of this study was to identify the effects of a clinical supervision group on the practice of biofeedback therapists.

Method Qualitative methods, including in-depth interviews, semi-structured interviews and non-participant observation were used to gather data to explore the experience and perceived impact of clinical supervision.

Results Group supervision provided a safe environment for practitioners to share experiences and test ideas about their practice. It increased their ability to set boundaries with clients and realise the limits of their practice.

Conclusion Clinical supervision in a group was found to enhance effectiveness, and professional and personal development.

Mental Health Practice. 17, 10, 25-31. doi: 10.7748/mhp.17.10.25.e866


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 11 March 2013

Accepted: 01 October 2013

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