Clinical Supervision: Challenging the Nursing Environment?

Marketa Vanclova, Zuzana Havrdova


Models of clinical supervision implementation generally focus on the importance of organisational culture. Questions remain regarding the detailed nature of such a culture. There is a scarcity of information related to the culture of the nursing environment in the Czech Republic; however, it is upon this culture that any future strategy must be based. The goal of this paper is to grasp the ways in which nurses in Czech hospitals perceive the culture of the nursing environment with regard to the implementation of clinical supervision. An explorative research design was used based on qualitative approach. Fourteen in-depth interviews were conducted face to face. The interviews were recorded, transcribed in full, and then coded. Thematic analysis and axial coding led to the paradigm model reversed face of the nursing environment which makes visible the contrasts between cultural features of the Czech nursing environment and the culture of supervision as perceived by informants. Given the research evidence regarding the similarities between nursing culture in various countries, the paradigm model might be a source of inspiration beyond the Czech context.

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Review of European Studies   ISSN 1918-7173 (Print)   ISSN 1918-7181 (Online)

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