Using a supervisory framework to support and evaluate a multiproject practice development programme

Martin Ward, Angie Titchen, Clare Morrell, Brendan McCormack, Alison Kitson

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Abstract

The paper describes a multiproject practice development programme undertaken over a period of 1 year. The background and development of the programme are outlined, whilst attention is paid to the innovatory nature of the work, particularly the use of inductive, deductive and integrated approaches to both change implementation and project supervision. The programme was monitored throughout using different data sources and the paper uses evaluative material retrospectively to provide answers to organizational and professional difficulties which arose during the course of the programme. The authors conclude that the use of combinations of different models for practice development has potential, but requires careful supervision. They also recommend that those involved in practice development are made fully aware of its local or micropolitics, and develop strategies to deal with change before it occurs, not after it has taken place.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998

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