Clinical supervision has been available to nurses for over a decade. This book, edited by leading practitioners in the field, looks at how clinical supervision has developed during this period and what the issues are for the future, including:
* education and training in clinical supervision
* the introduction of clinical supervision into policy and practice
* the practice of clinical supervision within the different nurse specialisms
* current research activity
* international perspectives and experiences.
The book is firmly grounded in clinical practice and all the contributors write from real experience. They include clinicians, educationalists, researchers and policy makers from the UK, Finland, America and Australia.
Containing the latest research evidence, Fundamental Themes in Clinical Supervision demonstrates the potential of this form of training to support staff and improve client care an essential tool for nurses and other health professionals.
'…a valuable addition to the literature, will be welcomed by any health care professional involved in the implementation or evaluation of clinical supervision but at the same time offers a theoretical perspective on the concept of clinical supervision'. - Liz Walsh, Nurse Education Today
1. Contemporary Themes in Clinical Supervision: National and International perspectives of Education, Policy, Practice and research: An Introduction Section One 2. Clinical Supervision: Personal and Professional Development or the Nursing Novelty of the 1990's 3. Training for the Supervision Alliance: attitudes, Skills and Framework 4. An Alternative Training Approach in Clinical Supervision 5. Clinical Supervision: Visions from the Classroom 6. Development Transitions Towards Effective Education Preparation for Clinical Supervision Section Two 7. Implementing Clinical Supervision in a NHS Community Trust: Sharing the Vision 8. Implementing Clinical Supervision: A Personal Experience 9. Clinical Supervision in Nursing and Health Visiting: A Review of the UK Literature 10. Implementing Clinical Supervision in a Large NHS Acute Trust: Starting from Scratch Section Three 11. Clinical Supervision: My Path to Clinical Excellence 12. Clinical Supervision in Gerontological Nursing and in the Private Sector Nursing 13. Clinical Supervision for Nurse Educationalists: Personal Perspectives from a Post Graduate Mental Health Nursing Course 14. Providing Cross Discipline Group Supervision to New Supervisors: Challenging Some Common Apprehensions and Myths 15. Personal, Professional and Practice Development: Case Studies of Clinical Supervision Practice in Mental Health Nursing 17. Clinical Supervision in the Multi-Disciplinary Groups: Qualitative Evaluation of Clinical Supervision using a Focus Group Technique Section Four 18. An Australian Perspective on Clinical Supervision 19. Clinical Supervision in Finland: History, Education, Research and Theory 20. A North American Perspective on Clinical Supervision 21. Clinical Supervision and Clinical Governance for the Twenty First Century: Where do we go from here?