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Issue 19 - 20 June 2012


Clinical Supervision

1. Implementing clinical supervision (part 1): a review of the literature
By Turner, James; Hill, Alison. Mental Health Nursing (Online) 31. 3 (Jun/Jul 2011): 8-12
This article represents part one of a three-part series incorporating a review of the literature, a study relating to implementing clinical supervision into a ward-based environment and current practice in regards to the support of clinical supervisors in a community mental health setting. Proctor's (1987) Tripartite model is the supervision model of choice and provides commonality between the studies. Clinical supervision remains a development target for many clinical areas, although for some the integration of supervision with practice has been fostered and supported for many years. The literature shows that implementation varies greatly between regions and disciplines. It seems therefore, that in the wider workforce, clinical supervision still requires commitment and energy to mange the time and continuity for successful practice. This paper reviews the literature on clinical supervision in nursing and allied helping professions in relation to the studies that will follow.

2. Implementing clinical supervision (part 2): using Proctor's model to structure the implementation of clinical supervision in a ward setting
By Turner, James; Hill, Alison. Mental Health Nursing (Online) 31. 4 (Aug/Sep 2011): 14-19
This is the second of three articles on clinical supervision. This study was undertaken a number of years ago when there was limited but useful literature in press regarding the models of supervision available. Following a review of the literature Proctor's (1987) model of clinical supervision was the model of choice. The authors' objective through this series of papers, is to facilitate and enable wards and areas to set clinical supervision in motion. Although we are reporting here on a previous study the results and process have salience for current practice and lead into a more recent study on using evidence-based practice in clinical supervision. Through a mixed methodology, using a questionnaire to generate data, staff views on the usefulness of the model emerged.

3. Implementing clinical supervision (part 3): An evaluation of a clinical supervisor's recovery-based resource and support package
By Hill, Alison; Turner, James. Mental Health Nursing (Online) 31. 5 (Oct/Nov 2011): 16-20
This is the third of a series of articles exploring the implementation of clinical supervision. This study explored the effect of a support and educative package to clinical supervisors in assisting the embedding of evidence-based practice and recovery values into their supervision sessions and also the impact on clinical supervision uptake. The study was based on an action research approach and had a mixed methodology that included questionnaire, focus groups and audit. The evaluation of findings showed that 94% of clinical supervisors felt that the package had a positive impact of their practice. However, uptake of clinical supervision remained unchanged over the evaluation period. 

4. Clinical Supervision Practices and Satisfaction Within the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program
By Herbert, James T & Trusty, Jerry. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin 49. 2 (Winter 2006): 66-80.
Rehabilitation counselors and supervisors affiliated with a state vocational rehabilitation program were surveyed to assess supervisor practices and satisfaction when providing or receiving supervision. Results indicated general satisfaction with both administrative and clinical supervision provided or received. Although counselors and supervisors were less satisfied with clinical supervision as compared with administrative supervision, they perceived both the degree to which supervisors provide support and encouragement to counselors and the emphasis on promoting counselors' understanding of their clients similarly. Supervision relies on counselor self-report of counseling sessions more so than any other supervisory method. Individual supervision is used almost exclusively and on average lasts 20 min each month. Supervisors tend to adopt a consultant role more than administrator, counselor, evaluator, or teacher roles. Multiple regression analysis indicated that gender, frequency of supervision, and a supervisory consultant role were predictors of satisfaction with clinical supervision. Implications for rehabilitation counseling practice and research are examined. 

5. Clinical supervision [Advanced Practice Module]
By Bryant, Liz. Practice Nurse 39. 12 (Jun 25, 2010): 36-41.
: True, in the wake of the Allitt inquiry. 2 False. The NMC supports clinical supervision but it is not part of the code. Accountability is. 3 False. Other branches of nursing and, in some circumstances, other professions can provide effective clinical supervision to nurses. 4 True. 5 False. Appraisal is entirely separate from clinical supervision, and should not share records. 6 False

6. A Model of Clinical Supervision for Preservice Professionals in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
By Clifford, Jantina R; Macy, Marisa G; Albi, Linda D; Bricker, Diane D & Rahn, Naomi L. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education25. 3 (Fall 2005): 167-176
The authors present a model of clinical supervision to guide preservice professionals embarking on a career in early intervention and early childhood special education. Established models of clinical supervision in the general education field are described, followed by a description of the clinical supervision model used by the University of Oregon Early Intervention Program. Priorities and methods for research are suggested. 

Journal - Table of Contents

7. From L.O.G.I.C: The Official Journal of The New Zealand College of Primary Health Care Nurses, NZNO
. The Management of 'Depression' in Primary Care Settings
7B. Towards a 21st Century Approach: Rangatahi Mental Health Provision
7B. Parental Mental Illness: The effects on Children and Nursing Responsibilities in Primary Health Care
7C. Changes to the Crimes Act [Margaret Barnett-Davidson, NZNO Lawyer]
7D. Young People and Risk Taking: Beyond The Basics
7E. School Based Health Services: Case Study
7F. Understanding the Pharmacology of Drug Dependence
7G. "Might as Well Face it, You're Addicted To.....'[Food Addiction]
7H. Pilot of Centralised NETP Recruitment Process [Advanced Choice of Employment - The ACE Scheme]
7I. Maori Cultural Values Important in Ageing
7J. Snippets from the NZCPHCN March Meeting 2012

Training - GoodFellow Unit

8. Working with issues of Sexuality and Intimacy
A two-day Foundation Course
: 2-3 August 2012 - The Angus Inn, Lower Hutt
Auckland: 6-7 September 2012 - Tāmaki Innovation Campus
Further information/to register - Cecile Pilkington (Administrator)

9. Advanced Sexual Therapy Training
Three modules at Tāmaki Innovation Campus

Module 1: Mon–Wed 19–21 November 2012
Module 2: Mon–Wed 18–20 February 2013
Module 3: Mon–Wed 20–22 May 2013
Further information/to register - Cecile Pilkington (Administrator)

News - National

10. Concern chemist will stop service
Waihemo Pharmacy owner Adrian Graamans is warning customers he might stop dispensing early next month, sparking concern the community could lose the service. Pharmacies are eyeing with trepidation a new funding model being introduced nationwide. Per-item dispensing payments to pharmacists are to be a fraction of what they are now, with patient management funding being introduced.

11. Regular news from the New Zealand Doctor newsroom
Pharmacy contract consultation begins

NZ Doctor - Tuesday 27 March 2012
A new pharmacy contract with DHBs could see GPs and pharmacists working closer together, DHB Shared Services say
A new pharmacy contract with DHBs could see GPs and pharmacists working closer together, DHB Shared Services say

News - International

10. Scientists strip ecstasy of dangerous effects
Stuff World News - 15/06/2012   

A decade after ecstasy was hailed for its ability to enhance treatment of Parkinson's disease, an Australian scientist has managed to modify the drug, eliminating its harmful effects.
The development means the illicit drug could after all be used to reduce the side-effects of the most common treatment, levodopa.
Levodopa restores movement in Parkinson's patients but also causes jerky, involuntary movements commonly associated with the disease

10. Doctors' strike: GPs 'still to get paid' despite taking part in day of action over pensions
Family doctors will be paid despite joining industrial action on Thursday, it has emerged Some Health trusts have decided not to dock the salaries of GPs who refuse to offer routine treatment for their patients. NHS officials said doctors taking part in the first day of action in almost 40 years, will still receive their pay - worth £430 to a typical GP on £110,000 a year - because emergency care will still be provided.

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