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

Communicating in Clinical Supervision

Communicating in clinical supervision

Key Issues in this Chapter

  • Communication and clinical supervision
  • Non-verbal communication in supervision
  • Verbal communication in clinical supervision
  • How to offer supervision feedback
  • How supervisees can respond to feedback

Communication and Clinical Supervision

Communication is the essence of clinical supervision. Supervisors and supervisees need to talk to each other in a way that is focused, meaningful and productive. Because clinical supervision for nurses is about more than a pleasant chat over a coffee, it requires a more formalised – and skilled – approach from the clinical supervisor.

It is important for clinical nurse supervisors to be aware of a range of intervention techniques that should result in a clinical supervision that has clarity, direction and purpose. The more awareness that the supervisor has of the many ...

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