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Keywords:

  • clinical supervision;
  • ethics;
  • mentorship;
  • preceptorship;
  • relationship;
  • standards

Summary

  • The introduction of clinical supervision to a wider sphere of nursing is being considered from a professional and organizational point of view.
  • Positive views are being expressed about adopting this concept, although there are indications to suggest that there are also strong reservations.
  • This paper examines the potential for its success amidst the scepticism that exists.
  • One important question raised is whether clinical supervision will replace or run alongside other support systems.