Interprofessional supervision in an intercultural context: a qualitative study

Chipchase, Lucy, Allen, Shelley, Eley, Diann, McAllister, Lindy and Strong, Jenny (2012) Interprofessional supervision in an intercultural context: a qualitative study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26 6: 465-471. doi:10.3109/13561820.2012.718813

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Author Chipchase, Lucy
Allen, Shelley
Eley, Diann
McAllister, Lindy
Strong, Jenny
Title Interprofessional supervision in an intercultural context: a qualitative study
Journal name Journal of Interprofessional Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-1820
Publication date 2012
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2012.718813
Volume 26
Issue 6
Start page 465
End page 471
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Our understanding of the qualities and value of clinical supervision is based on uniprofessional clinical education models. There is little research regarding the role and qualities needed in the supervisor role for supporting interprofessional placements. This paper reports the views and perceptions of medical and allied heath students and supervisors on the characteristics of clinical supervision in an interprofessional, international context. A qualitative case study was used involving semi-structured interviews of eight health professional students and four clinical supervisors before and after an interprofessional, international clinical placement. Our findings suggest that supervision from educators whose profession differs from that of the students can be a beneficial and rewarding experience leading to the use of alternative learning strategies. Although all participants valued interprofessional supervision, there was agreement that profession-specific supervision was required throughout the placement. Further research is required to understand this view as interprofessional education aims to prepare graduates for collaborative practice where they may work in teams supervised by staff whose profession may differ from their own.
Keyword Interprofessional practice
Qualitative method
Work-based learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online on August 30, 2012

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Tue, 04 Sep 2012, 12:32:04 EST by Professor Jenny Strong on behalf of School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences