Towards Effective Training of Clinical Supervisors

  • Chris Scanlon


Despite a broad consensus that clinical supervision is essentially a psycho-educational activity, very little has been written to date by nurse teachers about how best to prepare practitioners for its more widespread implementation. This chapter describes some of the contextual issues relating to practitioner knowledge and nurse education, and their application to effective clinical supervision practices. Focus is on the educational requirements of both supervisees and of supervisors, and some specific suggestions are offered on how such training could be managed.


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