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McCarthy, Vera; Goodwin, John; Saab, Mohamad M.; Kilty, Caroline; Meehan, Elaine; Connaire, Sinead; Buckley, Carmel; Walsh, Anne; O'Mahony, James; O'Donovan, Aine
Journal of Nursing Management
Nurses and midwives’ experiences with a peer group clinical supervision intervention: A pilot study
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Clinical supervision Intervention Nursing Peer group Pilot study
Aim: This study aimed to evaluate differences in supervisees' understanding of clinical supervision and their perceptions of organisational functioning before and after engaging in peer-group clinical supervision. Background: Protected reflective time allows discussion of complex issues affecting health care. Peer-group clinical supervision is one model of clinical supervision that could facilitate this, but it is poorly understood. Methods: A pre–post intervention pilot study was performed. The intervention was delivered over a 12-month period. Data were collected using surveys on demographic and work-related factors and experience of clinical supervision pre- and post intervention. Results: Adaptability increased significantly between the pre- and post surveys. The post survey data showed finding time for clinical supervision scoring lowest with open-ended comments reinforcing this. The supervisees found the sessions to offer a safe place despite initial concerns. Conclusion: The peer-group model of clinical supervision allowed supervisees to build a rapport and trust with their colleagues and share experiences. Implications for Nursing Management: The benefits to participating in peer-group clinical supervision traversed the individual and organisation. These data support the implementation of such sessions while addressing workload and time pressures to aid participation.
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