This page is designed to answer the following questions:
- 2.4 Impacts of research findings, critical reviews and enquiries and how these can be used within professional supervision (Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care, Professional development, supervision and performance management)
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For this assessment criterion, you will be required to investigate and evaluate relevant research and inquiry outcomes that have informed management supervision practice in adult care settings.
By keeping up-to-date with current findings from research, critical reviews and inquiries, you will be able to make informed decisions about the provision of high-quality, safe and effective care. You will also be able to justify your decisions by showing that they are backed up with evidence.
As well as supporting your accountability for the way that your service operates, evidence-based practice can help to ensure that team members are working in a safe, effective, legal and ethical way. By addressing these sources of information during supervision, you will be able to support the knowledge, understanding and skills of your team.
Some research/inquiries that you may wish to investigate further include:
- A Review of the NHS Hospitals Complaints System Putting Patients Back in the Picture (2013) – staff providing basic care should be adequately trained, supported and supervised
- Social Care 360 (King’s Fund, 2021) – Personalisation needs reinvigoration
- SCIE’s Effective Supervision in Social Work and Social Care – good supervision is associated with job satisfaction, commitment and retention of staff
- Cavendish Review (2013) – resulted in the development and rollout of the Care Certificate
The King’s Fund can be a good source of research papers and the latest research relating to adult care can be found here.