Promoting and enabling reflection on practice (clinical supervision)
Study 1 – Identifying the enablers and barriers to the implementation of reflective clinical supervision for employed midwives
Reflective clinical supervision provides a framework to enhance midwifery practice and facilitate professional development.
This program of work has been designed to identify what organisational structures and processes are needed to enable midwives, who have completed an educational program for clinical supervision, to put this into practice.
Study 2 – Identifying the structures and elements of an effective educational program for providers of reflective clinical supervision
The value of reflective clinical supervision (RCS) for midwives is gaining recognition as an important workforce support strategy.
Research findings indicate that a crucial success factor for implementing RCS is the availability of appropriately prepared facilitators. Little is currently known about the best way to prepare facilitators for clinical supervision.
This doctoral program of work aims to identify the structures and processes required within a program of education that are critical to create transformative change and enable midwives to take on the role of clinical supervisor confidently and competently.
Harvey, S., Spurr, P., Sidebotham, M., Fenwick, J. (2020). Describing and evaluating a foundational education/training program preparing nurses, midwives and other helping professionals as supervisors of clinical supervision using the role development model. Nurse Education in Practice, 42, 102671. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2019.102671
Study 3 – Measuring the impact of reflective clinical supervision on workforce well-being
This study will provide an evaluation framework, that can be adopted at an organisational level, to measure the impact of reflective clinical supervision on workforce well-being, health economics and organisational quality and safety.