Quality Clinical Supervision in Health Care

Principled Approaches to Practice


  • Della Fish, PhD, MA, MEd, BA(Hons), Dip Ed, Consultant in Educational and Professional Development, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Education, Exeter University
  • Sheila Twinn, PhD, BA(Hons), PGCEA, RHV, RGN, RSCN, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Formerly Lecturer, Department of Nursing Studies, King's College, University of London, UK

This book explores different approaches to clinical supervision, rooting them firmly in practice, but offering relevant theoretical underpinning. It aims to help supervisors to develop both competence in and a reflective approach to supervision and to practice.

It is addressed to members of health care professions across both western and alternative medicine, and specifically those professionals who work with students or colleagues to enable them to learn or refine the practice of their profession.
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Book information

  • Published: December 1996
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-2615-6

Table of Contents

Introduction; PART 1: QUALITY CLINICAL SUPERVISION: UNDERSTANDING THE ENTERPRISE: The context for supervision: establishing a sound base for practice; Quality in professional practice: considering professionalism; Quality learning through practice: unearthing meaning for experience; PART 2: PRACTICE-FOCUSED SUPERVISION: A QUALITY APPROACH: Quality practice: versions and views of good practice; Observing students and being observed; Debriefing, feedback, critique and reflection; Considering competencies and assessing professional competence; PART 3: QUALITY CLINICAL SUPERVISION: THE WIDER RESPONSIBILITIES: Wider perspectives and advanced techniques; References; Index.