Clinical supervision in a large teaching hospital: the dawn of a new era

by Katherine Schaffarczyk MACN, Nurse Educator, Westmead Hospital, Sydney   Overview of the literature There is evidence that clinical supervision has been practiced since the early days of Freud, with small groups gathering to discuss and review each other’s work (Carroll, 2007). In the late 19th century in the United States, clinical supervision was introduced for social…

An opportunity for nurses to take up a challenging new role: Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist

by Julie Mortley MACN, Clinical Documentation Specialist   As I look back on my nursing career I feel eternally grateful to the profession for the opportunities and experiences it has given me. More than ten years ago I left Australia to work overseas and transitioned into the roles of case management and clinical documentation improvement (CDI). In…