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Fostering a culture of support in mental health settings: alternatives to traditional models of clinical supervision

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Cleary, M and Freeman, A, Fostering a culture of support in mental health settings: alternatives to traditional models of clinical supervision, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 27, (9) pp. 985-1000. ISSN 0161-2840 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2006 Informa Healthcare

DOI: doi:10.1080/01612840600899907

Abstract

Clinical supervision [CS] for mental health nurses in inpatient settings in Sydney, Australia, is virtually nonexistent despite over a decade of discussion regarding its benefits to staff, patients, and organisations. Whilst there is general agreement about the merit of CS, its ad-hoc implementation and the use of models that do not correspond to the realities of the environment have led to its adoption being somewhat half-hearted. It is unsurprising then that there is an absence of achievable policy regarding CS making its integration into modern inpatient units even harder to attain. In this paper, we outline some pragmatic issues concerning CS and advocate for facility-specific professional development and support processes that incorporate succession planning opportunities. This we believe has the potential to promote professional behaviour, continuous learning and development, cohesive teamwork, and ultimately a change in culture regarding CS.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health, support, clinical supervision
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108433
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-05-20
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