Personal, professional and practice development

Case studies from clinical supervision practice in psychiatric/mental health nursing

Authored by: John R. Cutcliffe

Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415779555
eBook ISBN: 9780203843437
Adobe ISBN: 9781136912801


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This chapter focuses on efforts to contribute to the evidence-base for clinical supervision (CS) and attempts to advance the extant qualitative evidence. The chapter contains a brief review of the evidence-based practice phenomena: the well-documented movement towards ‘methodological pluralism’, and the value of qualitative findings, specifically the utility of case study evidence, is put forward. Following this, three cases of CS are included, followed by phenomenological analysis of the cases and discussion of these findings. The findings indicate how clinical practice can be influenced (indirectly) by engaging in CS; the lived experiences can be seen to offer a deeper insight into, and evidence of, specific areas of growth and development. They indicate how the supervisee (and supervisor) can experience change as a direct result of CS and how real clinical problems can be overcome.

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