Moving on from Balint: Embracing clinical supervision

Launer, John (2007) Moving on from Balint: Embracing clinical supervision. British Journal of General Practice, 57 (536). pp. 182-183. ISSN Print ISSN: 0960-1643 ; Online ISSN: 1478- 5242. Full text available

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Apart from general practice, most of the helping professions now have an established culture of clinical supervision. Some professions, like counselling, consider supervision to be essential for sustaining reflective practice, and they have made it a requirement for continuing accreditation. Other professions, such as nursing, seem to be moving in that direction. Although it is sometimes seen as part of management, clinical supervision is properly regarded as something non-hierarchical, nonjudgmental, and focused on the practitioner rather than the organisation. It addresses the need for support and development, and it is also anchored in an awareness of performance standards, patient safety, and public accountability.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Health and Medical Sciences > General Practice
Health and Medical Sciences > National Health Service
Department/People: Honorary Staff

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