Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Effective clinical supervision for regional allied health professionals - the supervisee's perspective.
Authors: Dawson, Margaret
Phillips, Bev
Leggat, Sandra G.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication: Collingwood
Publication Title: Australian Health Review
Volume: 36
Issue: 1
Start Page: 92
End Page: 97
Abstract: Abstract: Aim. Clinical supervision (CS) for health professionals supports quality clinical practice. This study explored current CS effectiveness for allied health professionals (AHPs) at a regional health service from a supervisee perspective and identified improvements. Method. The Manchester Clinical Supervision Scale (MCSS) was completed by 30 supervisees to determine their perceptions of CS effectiveness. Results. Supervision sessions typically occurred monthly (56.7%) and were one-to-one (86.2%). The mean total MCSS score was 142.83 (s.d. 15.73), greater than the reported threshold score of 136 for effective CS. The mean subscale scores of 'trust/rapport' and 'improved care/skills' were high, in contrast to the mean subscale scores for 'finding time' and 'personal issues', which were significantly lower than the other subscales (P < 0.001). Low scores for 'finding time' and 'personal issues' subscales may be associated with emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation. Conclusions. In this first study evaluating CS for AHPs using the MCSS, CS was reported as being valued and important. However, there is a need for improvement in addressing personal issues that affect work performance and for finding time for CS. As effective CS is an important component of clinical governance by supporting safe and effective healthcare provision, it is vital that CS processes are improved.
Resource Link:;dn=978990237835311;res=IELHEA
ISSN: 0156-5788
Internal ID Number: 00113
Health Subject: SUPERVISOR
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Research Output

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.