Clinical supervision in the provision of intensive home visiting by health visitors

Jarrett, Patricia and Barlow, Jane (2014) Clinical supervision in the provision of intensive home visiting by health visitors. Community Practitioner, 87 (2) . pp. 32-36. [Article]

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The objective of this paper is to explore the perceptions of health visitors, working in front line child protection, concerning the role of clinical supervision. Fifteen health visitors [home visitors], providing an intensive home visiting service to high-risk families in the South East of England, were interviewed about their experience of receiving supervision. The model of clinical supervision used was based on the Family Partnership Programme and delivered by two trained psychotherapists. The data were analysed using thematic analysis. Home visitors believed that clinical supervision enabled them to maintain boundaries, regulate and reflect on their practice and develop a better understanding of the issues clients were facing. The model of supervision used and the organisational context were believed to be important factors in the delivery of clinical supervision and to have contributed to its success.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 15885
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Depositing User: Patricia Jarrett
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 15:35
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2021 15:34

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