Setting Up Peer Group Supervision. Presented by Gytha Lancaster New Zealand Institute of Rural Health. Background. Rural nurses wanting to know about supervision Lack of available trained supervisors Nurses requesting supervision How to provide supervision for rural nurses.
New Zealand Institute of Rural Health
Encourages awareness of blind spots and prejudices and ensures the highest professional standards are upheld.
Ensures that policies, practices and procedures are followed
Increases practitioner’s confidence in their practice.
Reduces staff turn over
Reflections from the supervision may be used within the portfolio for nursing council competency and peers can confirm practice.
A protected environment.
Maintains and safeguards standards of practice
Guidelines for successful peer supervision:
Always appoint a facilitator for the session whose responsibility is to keep the group on task, keeping to the structure, agenda, and time keeping. (The person facilitating alters each time to ensure everyone takes turns)
Explore Options ensures the highest professional standards are upheld.
4. Actions to be taken