Quality allied health clinical supervision policy in Australia: a literature review

Sue Fitzpatrick, Megan Smith, Clare Wilding

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Clinical supervision is presented as a complex set of skills that may broadly apply to any and all allied health professions. However, it is also noted that a clear understanding of clinical supervision and how to implement it in allied health is currently lacking. It is argued that there is a need to reflect upon current approaches to clinical supervision amongst allied health professionals and to gain a shared understanding about what supervision involves, what effective supervision is, and what effective implementation of clinical supervision might look like. By gaining an understanding of what high quality clinical supervision is and how it is best put into practice, it is anticipated that this will form the first step in developing an understandable and useful universal supervision policy for all allied health professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-465
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Health Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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