Clinical educators' self-reported personal and professional development after completing a short course in undergraduate clinical supervision at Stellenbosch University
Methods. A qualitative study was performed, including an open-ended questionnaire that provided opportunity for the clinical educators to elaborate freely on their strengths, weaknesses and areas of desired improvement before and after the Supervision Course, and a semi-structured individual interview after the Supervision Course. The questionnaire data were categorised according to strengths, weaknesses and areas of desired improvement. An inductive approach was used to analyse the qualitative data. Key themes that emerged from the interviews were identified and grouped together in categories.
Results. The results are summarised in table format to identify themes with supporting quotes.
Conclusion. Although a small sample, this study demonstrates the personal and professional growth reported by attendees of a clinical supervision short course.
Anna Maria Schmutz, Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa
Sugnet Gardner-Lubbe, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
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Date published: 2013-04-22
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