Clinical supervision toolkit set to support staff well-being

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The toolkit, which is aimed at practitioners in the palliative care field and beyond, provides an overview of the role of clinical supervision as a mechanism for supporting well-being and good practice, as well as tailored chapters and resources for participants, facilitators and managers and organisations.

Users of the toolkit are encouraged to reflect on their experience of clinical supervision and, by undertaking the learning activities, develop the skills and awareness to help them engage with the process of clinical supervision.

The Helen & Douglas House Clinical Supervision Toolkit provides the following:

For participants:

  • Introduces the concept of clinical supervision and reflection.
  • Explores the need for clinical supervision and how it supports practitioners in their work.
  • Offers suggestions about preparing for and participating in clinical supervision.

For actual and potential facilitators:

  • Introduces the role of the facilitator.
  • Explores the skills needed for effective facilitation and considers how these can be developed.
  • Offers suggestions about self-care.

For managers and organisations:

  • Introduces the role of managerial and organisational support in clinical supervision delivery, policy development and service evaluation.
  • Explores resource implications of clinical supervision delivery.
  • Offers suggestions about implementing and developing clinical supervision provision.

The toolkit links current theory and guidance to practice and implementation. It also provides templates and examples of documentation to support clinical supervision.

An e-learning module, ‘Introduction to Clinical Supervision’, has been produced to sit alongside the toolkit. Both will be available to access the hospice website:

Thanks to generous funding from Health Education Thames Valley to support the development and dissemination of these resources, the first 500 copies of the toolkit are available for free. Priority will be given to organisations in the Thames Valley area.

Contact if you would like to receive a copy.

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