The Effectiveness Of The Supervision Styles

1048 WordsOct 6, 20145 Pages
Throughout this paper, with the aid of Gibbs Model of reflection, refer to appendix one (shaaban, 2014), I will reflect on the efficacy of the supervision styles I experienced throughout my degree at my clinical site. These styles are direct supervision and in-direct supervision. I will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each style and how it impacted my learning. I will take into consideration the effect it had on my own learning and how I can use this lesson to ensure I have a positive impact on students I supervise in the future as a new graduate MRT. Description During the first half of the degree, students must have direct supervision from a qualified radiographer. Direct supervision is where the supervisor oversees activities as they occur and provides constant direction, feedback, and assistance(wiseGEEK, 2014). This is necessary in the clinical setting for junior students so the supervisor can step in and help stabilize the situation if it gets out of control, which is very important for health and safety reasons (wiseGEEK, 2014). Feelings The main learning point in the first year in the clinical setting were common examinations such as chest x-rays and becoming confident communicating with patients (unitec.ac.nz, 2014). Initially I felt intimidated and anxious in this environment because I had someone that I had just met, watching and listening to everything I said and did. This is fairly common and is referred to as 'supervision induced anxiety
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