AMEE Guide No. 27: Effective educational and clinical supervision

Sue Kilminster, David Cottrell, Janet Grant, Brian Clark Jolly

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    This guide reviews what is known about educational and clinical supervision practice through a literature review and a questionnaire survey. It identifies the need for a definition and for explicit guidelines on supervision. There is strong evidence that, whilst supervision is considered to be both important and effective, practice is highly variable. In some cases, there is inadequate coverage and frequency of supervision activities. There is particular concern about lack of supervision for emergency and out of hours work , failure to formally address under-performance, lack of commitment to supervision and finding sufficient time for supervision. There is a need for an effective system to address both poor performance and inadequate supervision
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2 - 19
    Number of pages18
    JournalMedical Teacher
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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