How to use models of clinical supervision in practice
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How to use models of clinical supervision in practice

John Fowler Senior Lecturer, Department of Health and Continuing Professional Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester

It is important when considering how to implement clinical supervision to tailor the system adopted to the needs of the staff and the unit or ward. In this article, the author describes five scenarios where clinical supervision could be introduced and the best approach for each situation, using a list of six key areas

Many staff are currently grappling with the introduction of clinical supervision for all qualified nurses and health visitors. Clinical supervision gained recent prominence as one of the targets in A Vision for the Future (DoH 1993). The UKCC (1995) issued a position paper on the subject emphasising that clinical supervision will promote standards and innovations in patient care, and that the process needs to be developed locally to meet specific needs.

Nursing Standard. 10, 29, 42-47. doi: 10.7748/ns.10.29.42.s53

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