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The clinic supervisory system as experienced by nurse supervisors

NM Tembani
Curationis | Vol 26, No 2 | a787 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v26i2.787 | © 2003 NM Tembani | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 2003 | Published: 27 September 2003

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NM Tembani,, South Africa

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Abstract

A lack of proper monitoring and supervision of clinics in the King William’s Town Health District (Eastern Cape) was highlighted by members of the public in the local newspaper, The Daily Dispatch, during 1999. A clinic audit conducted by the Health Information Unit of the King William’s Town Health District further revealed the inadequacies of clinic supervision in this district. This article describes the qualitative study that was conducted with the aim of optimising clinic supervision in this health district. The study brought to light two issues that appear to be paramount in ensuring optimal clinic supervision.

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