Efficacy of clinical supervision

Influence on job satisfaction, burnout and quality of care

Authored by: Kristiina Hyrkäs , Kaija Appelqvist-Schmidlechner , Riina Lemponen

Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415779555
eBook ISBN: 9780203843437
Adobe ISBN: 9781136912801


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This chapter introduces findings of a nationwide clinical supervision (CS) evaluation study conducted in Finland. The authors first review earlier effectiveness studies and the different types of evaluation methods. The chapter introduces key results of the evaluation study and focuses on discussing: (1) how the supervisees’ background variables and infrastructure of CS relate to evaluations of the effectiveness of CS; and (2) how evaluations of CS effectiveness predict supervisee job satisfaction, burnout and assessments of quality of nursing care.

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