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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243565
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
New Evidence in the Implementation and Evaluation of Clinical Supervision
Author(s):
White, Edward
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
White, Edward, PhD, edwardwhite@osmanconsulting.com.au;
Abstract:
Purpose:

Clinical Supervision [CS] is a formally structured arrangement to support staff employed in human service agencies and has an established history in many health care professions, including nursing. It has shown promise internationally as a positive contribution to the health governance agenda. Two recent CS-specific research studies have made incremental progress towards establishing an evidence base for best practice development and the robust evaluation of Clinical Supervision outcomes.

Methods:

Described as ‘one of three studies conducted over the last 30 years, that provide the best and clearest directions for further thought about conducting future successful research in the supervision-patient outcome area’ [Watkins 2011], the first study is the pragmatic randomised controlled trial of CS [White and Winstanley 2010]. This showed that, where certain identifiable conditions in the practice environment were met, positive causal relationships could be demonstrated to show an increase in the quality of care provided by nurses and an improvement in patient outcomes.

Results:

The second study tested the original factor structure and response format of the Manchester Clinical Supervision Scale©, for goodness of fit to the Rasch Model, using RUMM 2030 software [developed in Western Australia] and rigorously investigated the validity of this unique instrument. Using data from eight selected licensed CS evaluations conducted recently in Australia and New Zealand, detailed Rasch analyses confirmed the established psychometric properties and indicated that the original 36-item version could be reduced to 26 items, and from seven to six subscales, with improved fit statistics. The latest version has been named the MCSS-26© [Winstanley and White 2011].

Conclusion:

This presentation will draw on both interrelated Clinical Supervision research studies and discuss fresh theoretical insights which have emerged, to address the methodological and substantive challenges that face the development of effective nursing practice, worldwide, in the constant quest to improve patient outcomes.

 

Keywords:
Clinical Supervision; MCSS-26; Evidence
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNew Evidence in the Implementation and Evaluation of Clinical Supervisionen
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Edwarden
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen
dc.author.detailsWhite, Edward, PhD, edwardwhite@osmanconsulting.com.au;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243565-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>Clinical Supervision [CS] is a formally structured arrangement to support staff employed in human service agencies and has an established history in many health care professions, including nursing. It has shown promise internationally as a positive contribution to the health governance agenda. Two recent CS-specific research studies have made incremental progress towards establishing an evidence base for best practice development and the robust evaluation of Clinical Supervision outcomes. <p class="default"><b>Methods: </b> <p class="default">Described as &lsquo;one of three studies conducted over the last 30 years, that provide the best and clearest directions for further thought about conducting future successful research in the supervision-patient outcome area&rsquo; [Watkins 2011], the first study is the pragmatic randomised controlled trial of CS [White and Winstanley 2010]. This showed that, where certain identifiable conditions in the practice environment were met, positive causal relationships could be demonstrated to show an increase in the quality of care provided by nurses and an improvement in patient outcomes. <p class="default"><b>Results: </b> <p class="default">The second study tested the original factor structure and response format of the Manchester Clinical Supervision Scale<sup>&copy;</sup>, for goodness of fit to the Rasch Model, using RUMM 2030 software [developed in Western Australia] and rigorously investigated the validity of this unique instrument. Using data from eight selected licensed CS evaluations conducted recently in Australia and New Zealand, detailed Rasch analyses confirmed the established psychometric properties and indicated that the original 36-item version could be reduced to 26 items, and from seven to six subscales, with improved fit statistics. The latest version has been named the <i>MCSS-26<sup>&copy; </sup></i>[Winstanley and White 2011]. <p class="default"><b>Conclusion: </b> <p class="default">This presentation will draw on both interrelated Clinical Supervision research studies and discuss fresh theoretical insights which have emerged, to address the methodological and substantive challenges that face the development of effective nursing practice, worldwide, in the constant quest to improve patient outcomes. <p>&nbsp;en
dc.subjectClinical Supervisionen
dc.subjectMCSS-26en
dc.subjectEvidenceen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:24:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:24:04Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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