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Competency 13. Provide appropriate supervision

      The definition of supervision embraces both the promotion of professional development and the assurance of patient safety, with positive effects on both patient outcome and trainee development when direct supervision is combined with focused feedback.
      • Kilminster S.M.
      • Jolly B.C.
      Effective supervision in clinical practice settings: a literature review.
      Review of the literature highlights the critical importance of the relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee. To build this relationship, there must be continuity over time, reflection by both parties, and the ability of the supervisee to have some control over and input into the supervisory process.
      • Kilminster S.M.
      • Jolly B.C.
      Effective supervision in clinical practice settings: a literature review.
      Helpful supervisory behaviors include giving direct guidance, aligning theory with practice, joint problem solving, and offering feedback, reassurance, and role modeling.
      • Kilminster S.M.
      • Jolly B.C.
      Effective supervision in clinical practice settings: a literature review.
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