Journal article

Supervision training in healthcare: a realist synthesis

Charlotte E Rees, Sarah L Lee, Eve Huang, Charlotte Denniston, Vicki Edouard, Kirsty Pope, Keith Sutton, Susan Waller, Bernadette Ward, Claire Palermo

Advances in Health Sciences Education | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Supervision matters: it serves educational, supportive and management functions. Despite a plethora of evidence on the effectiveness of supervision, scant evidence for the impact of supervision training exists. While three previous literature reviews have begun to examine the effectiveness of supervision training, they fail to explore the extent to which supervision training works, for whom, and why. We adopted a realist approach to answer the question: to what extent do supervision training interventions work (or not), for whom and in what circumstances, and why? We conducted a team-based realist synthesis of the supervision training literature focusing on Pawson's five stages: (1) clarifyi..

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