The effectiveness of clinical supervision for a group of ward managers based in a district general hospital: an evaluative study

Davis, Cynthia and Burke, Linda (2012) The effectiveness of clinical supervision for a group of ward managers based in a district general hospital: an evaluative study. Journal Of Nursing Management, 20(6), pp. 782-93. ISSN (print) 0966-0429

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Abstract

The effectiveness of clinical supervision for a group of ward managers based in a district general hospital: an evaluative study Aim  To present an evaluative audit assessing the effectiveness of clinical supervision for ward managers. Background  A year-long project to introduce clinical supervision to ward managers was implemented and evaluated. The objectives were to evaluate staff perceptions of implementing clinical supervision and determine its outcomes. Method  An audit evaluation process was used. Results  Findings are presented against perceptions, implementation and reported outcomes of clinical supervision. Insights were gained into its relevance and importance to nurses and the organisation. Findings show that clinical supervision was perceived to be effective and helped improve patient care, but some feared it becoming a form of managerial control. Conclusions  Ward managers perceived advantages for personal and professional development from adopting this process. Implications for Nursing Management  There is a need for greater understanding of clinical supervision before Trusts implement it. The introduction of a resource pack for clinical areas would also be of value. Finally, there needs to be a named person who has a special knowledge of clinical supervision to act as a champion and change agent in effecting implementation at both the executive level and within each clinical area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: change management, clinical supervision, lifelong learning, personal and professional development
Research Area: Other hospital based clinical subjects
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
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Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 11:18
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2013 09:36
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/23582

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