Clinical supervision: a review of the evidence base
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Clinical supervision: a review of the evidence base

Jane Wright Research and development nurse, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Saintfield Health Centre, Saintfield, Co Down

This article examines the concept of clinical supervision in nursing and considers how it is defined. It reviews the evidence supporting clinical supervision and discusses whether the introduction of clinical supervision may have been an example of a nursing ‘fashion’ or ‘fad’. It also discusses whether reflection, as part of clinical supervision, has drawbacks as well as benefits. The author concludes that clinical supervision was implemented by the nursing profession without a sound evidence base.

Nursing Standard. 27, 3, 44-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.

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