Ethical dimensions of supervision: The supervisors' experiences

  • Agélii E
  • Kennergren B
  • Severinsson E
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Abstract

Group-orientated supervision is provided continually to student nurses during their education. In the supervision process it is necessary to create a relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee that is based on an ethical, trusting relationship. The aim of the study was to investigate supervisors' (n = 18) experiences of the ethical dimensions of ongoing group-orientated supervision. An additional aim was to describe the supervisors' values by which they are guided in supervision. Data were collected by means of an open-ended questionnaire and analysed using the hermeneutic transformative process. The findings revealed the following themes: respect and responsibility; carefulness and sensitivity; reflection and confirmation; and genuineness and fairness. The values guiding the supervisors were dignity, normative ethics, privacy and confidentiality.

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  • Ethical dimensions
  • Group-orientated supervision
  • Hermeneutic transformative process
  • Supervisor
  • Values

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Authors

  • Ewy Agélii

  • Bibi Kennergren

  • Elisabeth Severinsson

  • Harriet Berthold

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