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

The Question(s) of Clinical Supervision

The question(s) of clinical supervision

Key Issues in this Chapter

  • Packing for the journey to clinical supervision
  • Negative capability
  • Becoming a clinical nurse supervisor
  • The right setting for clinical supervision
  • The qualities required of a clinical nurse supervisor
  • The legal considerations of clinical supervision

So Many Questions, so Few Right Answers

There are so many questions asked about clinical supervision that it can sometimes seem surprising that its practice ever begins at all. The disappointing truth is that, in some nursing organisations, it never does start. Some nurses get ‘stuck’ in the state of asking all of the questions and needing to know all of the answers before feeling safe about setting off on the journey into the uncharted territory of clinical supervision – which, of course, they never ...

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