Individual and workplace factors that influence psychiatric nursing staff's participation in clinical supervision: A survey study and prospective longitudinal registration

Henrik Gonge, Niels Buus

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This paper reports findings from a survey of 239 psychiatric nursing staff. This study aimed to investigate how often psychiatric nursing staff participates in clinical supervision and any possible associations among individual and workplace factors in relation to participation. The survey findings are followed by a prospective longitudinal registration of participants in clinical supervision. The registration revealed that participation varies considerably and large numbers of the staff may not participate in clinical supervision at all. Characteristics of the workplace, including organisational location, work shift, and work-environmental factors, are related to participation and, consequently, may affect the outcome of clinical supervision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-354
Number of pages10
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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