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 […]

That’ll do. Seeya.

Hello. Thanks for dropping by. This will be the last post on meta4RN.com It is 10 years ago today when the post “Hello World!” jauntily announced the meta4RN.com launch, and the “About” page outlined the rationale and vision for this nursing blog. Since then there have been more than 200 meta4RN.com posts published (they’re all […]

Self Compassion: surviving and thriving in emotionally taxing work environments

Part 1: Introduction Self Compassion is defined as “…being empathetic and understanding towards oneself, as you might to a close friend in times of suffering” (Aggar et al, 2022). I’m using self compassion as a nuanced but important update to previous presentations and blog posts on the theme of self care. Why? Because self-compassion is […]

Self Compassion and Post Traumatic Growth amongst Nurses in the Pandemic (Hooray for Grey Hairs!)

You may have seen that COVID-19 related content from the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing has been collated on one page, and is free to read. If not, sus it out here: IJMHN COVID-19 There’s an interesting recent addition to that list of articles by a group of nurses working at Southern Cross University […]

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 […]