Addressing the practicalities of clinical supervision, this informative book follows the course of the supervision process, illustrating each stage with an absorbing blend of information, opinion, academic theory, anecdotal material, serious comment and thought-provoking exercises. Emphasis is placed on the purpose and value of clinincal supervision, but also on the potential pitfalls those involved may encounter, and how they can be avoided. A number of theories and models are discussed with reference to each stage of supervision, providing a thought-provoking basis for the practical issues raised. Written in a lively and engaging style, this book will enable both supervisors and supervisees to get the best they can from t

Nurses and Supervision – Myths, Trouble and Misconceptions

Nurses and Supervision – Myths, Trouble and Misconceptions

Nurses and supervision – myths, trouble and misconceptions

Key Issues in this Chapter

  • The myth of nurses as angels
  • Why the term ‘clinical supervision’ may be obsolete
  • Common misconceptions of clinical supervision
  • Why nurses may avoid clinical supervision

The Myth of Nurses – Angels from Heaven and Hell

I have been called many things in my life, but I doubt that anyone would ever mistake me for an angel. My stocky masculine build, severely receding hairline, gruff Northern accent and general demeanour is likely to suggest something quite different to the unsuspecting ‘person-in-the-street’ meeting me for the first time. But what impression might have been given if only my professional reputation had gone before me? What if a mutual friend had mentioned me, with ...

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