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Skills of Clinical Supervision for Nurses A Practical Guide for Supervisees, Clinical Supervisors and Managers by Meg Bond, Stevie Holland

Skills of Clinical Supervision for Nurses A Practical Guide for Supervisees, Clinical Supervisors and Managers



Skills of Clinical Supervision for Nurses A Practical Guide for Supervisees, Clinical Supervisors and Managers by Meg Bond, Stevie Holland

I have eagerly awaited the follow up to Bond and Holland's ground breaking first edition published some 12 years ago. This second edition is completely revisited, retaining the readable chapter structure, but tackling the key questions head on pertinent to clinical supervision development for nursing in the 21st century. Once again the authors do not pull any punches critically reviewing the nature of and challenges posed for its full implementation in practice. The strengths of this book are its practical application in and for practice. The continued emphasis on skills development in the clinical supervision relationship is evident, embroidered within the emotional work of everyday nursing practice. This is an essential read for all those still wrestling with full implementation in practice and presents a treasure trove of ideas for those actively engaging in the process. John Driscoll, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Consultant (Healthcare) This perennial bestseller provides a practical and accessible, skills-based text on how to implement and engage in clinical supervision. It provides clear frameworks to guide learning, with real-life examples from across the range of nursing specialisms. Offering grounded perspectives on supervision for nurses, it has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes and developments in the profession. The book includes: Exploration of the theory and development of clinical supervision An analysis of the process and skills of in-depth reflection Guidelines on developing key skills for both supervisors and supervisees A critique of group supervision and ways to make it more effective New ideas for developing organizational frameworks for supervision The authors' wealth of experience is reflected in their outline for a code of ethics that addresses self-disclosure and accountability issues in clinical supervision. This book is key reading for nurses, midwives and health visitors and their managers as well as professional support workers and educators who have an interest in the practical implementation of clinical supervision.

About the Author

Meg Bond is an educator and trainer/facilitator who specializes in the personal, interpersonal and group skills that underpin professional development. In particular, she has vast experience of facilitating clinical supervision skills courses for nurses in the UK. Before setting up GO education: Group and One-to-One Education in 1989, Meg taught at the University of Surrey and held a range of nursing posts in the UK and Australia. Stevie Holland works predominantly as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice as well as supervising and teaching senior clinicians and managers in the National Health Service. She has also worked as a health visitor and taught at South Bank University, UK. She co-founded GO education with Meg, running courses for trusts and professional bodies all over the UK and is now an Associate at the consultancy.

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Publication date

1st January 2011


Meg Bond, Stevie Holland

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Open University Press


328 pages


Medical administration & management



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