Clinical supervision for allied health professionals working in community health care settings: barriers to participation Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • ISSUE:This study aimed to understand the barriers to clinical supervision participation for allied health professionals working in community health care settings. METHOD:The study used a quantitative descriptive survey to identify barriers to clinical supervision participation and a qualitative analysis of three focus groups. A total of 153 surveys were completed (70% response rate) and 23 clinicians participated in focus groups with themes identified via thematic analysis. OUTCOMES:Allied health professionals valued the need to receive clinical supervision, but a lack of time, variable understanding of clinical supervision, limited access to supervisors, efficacy of clinical supervision, and policy implementation were identified as barriers. CONCLUSION:A multi-pronged organisational approach addressing these key barriers may increase clinical supervision participation in community health care settings.

publication date

  • 2019