Objective: The Art of Clinical Supervision (ACS) seminar was developed to provide health professionals with the essential knowledge, skill and attitude to support student clinical learning. This paper provides an outline of the strategies provided to participants to support the delivery of feedback to students on clinical placement.

Setting: Western Australian health services

Primary argument: The provision of timely and descriptive feedback to students on clinical placement is essential for learning and achievement of competence. Health professionals working with students in the delivery of patient care, termed clinical supervisors, require effective strategies to support this communication technique.

Conclusion: ACS participant feedback supports the use of both strategies to formulate the delivery of feedback. This ensures that the student and supervising health professional have discussed the required learning needs, strategies for learning and evaluation.


Clinical supervision, student nurse, clinical teaching, clinical feedback

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