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ICHRN Knowledge Library

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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2006-11-26
  • Title
    Making Supervision Supportive and Sustainable: New Approaches to Old Problems
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Management and Leadership Program, Management Sciences for Health
  • Year
    2002
  • Author
    Marquez L, and Kean L
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] This paper distills lessons from recent efforts to improve the supervision of family planning and health programs in developing countries and identifies approaches that may be more effective and sustainable. It describes supportive supervision, an approach to supervision that emphasizes joint problem-solving, mentoring, and two-way communication between supervisors and those being supervised. It also expands the concept of effective supervision by exploring how self-assessment and peer assessment, as well as community input, can be seen as vital components of results-oriented, supportive supervision.
  • Categories
    Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    supervision; mentoring;
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