Clinical Supervision Starter Kit

There is a lot of information about clinical supervision as it applies to nurses and midwives,. Wouldn’t it be handy if someone curated the key stuff you need as clinical supervision “starter kit” in one place? That’s the thought I woke up with this morning, so here goes: Introducing Clinical Supervision I’ll probably do a […]

Australian Clinical Supervision Association (ACSA) inaugural Cairns Local Members Meeting

The Australian Clinical Supervision Association (ACSA) inaugural Cairns Local Members Meeting will be held on 22 November 2018. I’ve been asked to be guest speaker. It is planned as an interactive session accompanied by visual cues to give the discussion a bit of structure. Consequently, the transcript/dialogue of the presentation can not be included here, […]

Clinical Care and Clinical Supervision

On Monday 17th September 2018 I’ll be presenting to the Cairns & Hinterland HHS palliative care team regarding clinical care and clinical supervision. It is planned as an interactive session accompanied by visual cues to give the discussion a bit of structure. Consequently, the transcript/dialogue of the presentation can not be included here.  The visual presentation itself doesn’t […]

Sample Clinical Supervision Agreement

During the week I co-facilitated three days of workshops about Clinical Supervision with Paul Bailey, Clinical Supervision Program Coordinator, Queensland Centre of Mental Health Learning (QCMHL). As with other workshops I’ve had the pleasure of co-facilitating with Paul, it was an immersive learning experience that inspired, exhausted, and uplifted participants and facilitators alike. Amongst the […]

Football, Nursing and Clinical Supervision

When I started this blog in September 2012 I made a half-joke that watching Adelaide play in the AFL can inform clinical practice (see Number 8 meta4RN.com/about). Well, as it turns out, this is absolutely true. Please let me explain.  Late inclusion Brodie Martin slots one from near the boundary. A few of those today would be […]

What has social media been saying about clinical supervision this week?

At the beginning of December 2012 an “online newspaper” was created using a tool called paper.li – the weekly publication is called “The Clinical Supervision Digest“. The aim of the publication is to answer the question, “What has social media been saying about clinical supervision this week?” With that question answered, perhaps we can quickly, easily stay up to […]

Q: RUOK? A: Not really. I’m a nurse.

09/09/21 = RUOK Day. More about that here: http://www.ruok.org.au Ask a nurse how they are and they’ll probably give a positive answer: “good thanks”, “ticketyboo” and “living the dream” are favourite reflex answers in the hospital where I work. Scratch beneath the surface though, and the overwhelming answer to the question “Are you OK?” amongst […]

My First Podcast

My first podcast has been released by Nurse & Midwife Support to coincide with RUOK Day.  It’s about suicide and nurses and mental health and social media and stuff. You can access it by clicking here, or on the picture below, or go straight to the platform of your choice: SoundCloud + Apple + Spotify + PodLink […]

Saint Dymphna and The Zombies – a mental health nurse’s perspective

On Friday 19 June 2020 I presented “Saint Dymphna and The Zombies – a mental health nurse’s perspective” at the James Cook University/Cairns Hospital Ground Rounds virtually (ie: via zoom). The session was initially scheduled to coincide with the Feast Day of Saint Dymphna – 15 May. However, the COVID-19/coronavirus thing put paid to any semblance […]

Clean Hands. Clear Head.

Part 1. Clean Hands. Clear Head. “Clean Hands. Clear Head.” is an animation of a mindfulness script that distills the content of my 2016 blog post “Hand Hygiene and Mindful Moments” into a short (less than 2 minutes) video. The voice part was recorded on an iPhone at a hospital sink #authentic. The visuals were […]