Supervisor experiences of supervising nursing staff in the care of older people
Version of Record online: 7 AUG 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Journal of Nursing Management
Volume 16, Issue 7, pages 876–882, October 2008
How to Cite
ERIKSSON, S. and FAGERBERG, I. (2008), Supervisor experiences of supervising nursing staff in the care of older people. Journal of Nursing Management, 16: 876–882. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00885.x
- Issue online: 15 OCT 2008
- Version of Record online: 7 AUG 2008
- Accepted for publication: 27 February 2008
- care of older people;
- group supervision;
Aim To describe supervisors’ experiences of supervising nursing staff who care for older people in order to develop an understanding of the opportunities and limitations involved in supervision.
Background Little is known of what group supervision of nursing staff means for the supervisor, particularly in regards to care of the old.
Methods A reflective life-world research approach, based upon phenomenological epistemonology was used. Two supervisors with 2 years experience of supervising nursing staff caring for older people were interviewed.
Conclusions Results point to the need for support for supervisors in order to enable them to develop their supervisory abilities and skills.
Implications for nursing management Support is of crucial importance for both the ability to supervise and the quality of supervision.