Embedding clinical supervision in rural and remote contexts—is it worth the effort?

Embedding clinical supervision in rural and remote contexts—is it worth the effort? Conference Paper

12th National Rural Health Conference: Strong Commitment Bright Future

  • Author(s): Tanya Lehmann, Kate Osborne, Saravana Kumar
  • Published: 2013

Abstract: In 2008, Country Health South Australia Local Health Network (CHSALHN) began a major piece of work about Clinical Supervision, seeking to identify the rationale, structures and processes required to embed a clinical supervision culture amongst public allied health professionals in rural and remote South Australia. Clinical Supervision is defined as: – a working alliance between practitioners in which they aim to enhance clinical practice, fulfil – the goals of the employing organisation and the profession and meet ethical, professional and – best practice standards of the organisation and the profession, while providing personal support – and encouragement in relation to professional practice. Clinical Supervision (CS) is attributed with the ability to reduce burnout, improve job satisfaction and retention of clinicians, to safeguard professional values and standards3, and to support quality clinical practice. Clinical Supervision is acknowledged as a critical pillar of clinical governance, and has been an important component of, and major focus for, the CHSALHN Allied Health Directorate for the last four years. The question this paper seeks to answer is, ‘has it been worth all the effort?’

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Tanya Lehmann, Kate Osborne, Saravana Kumar, 2013, Embedding clinical supervision in rural and remote contexts—is it worth the effort?, Conference Paper, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3105.

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