Capacity building for clinical supervision in allied health in Vietnam

McAllister, Lindy, Brown, Louise, and Nagarajan, Srivalli (2014) Capacity building for clinical supervision in allied health in Vietnam. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference. pp. 99-102. From: ACEN 2014: Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference: work integrated learning: building capacity, 1-3 October 2014, Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia.

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Since Vietnam's first speech therapists (ST) graduated in September 2012 they have been involved in a capacity building program to become skilled clinical supervisors (CS) by (1) acting as co-supervisors of current ST students with visiting Australian supervisors and receiving on-the-job role mentoring from them; (2) participating in a Supervisor Development Program (SDP). The SDP consisted of six 3 hour sessions covering planning for placements, teaching and feedback techniques, peer learning, reflection, evaluation of placement outcomes, development of self-as-clinical supervisor. Translation of program notes and in-class interpreting between English and Vietnamese was provided by experienced translators/interpreters. The program was highly interactive and the presenters role-modelled techniques throughout. With the participants' Informed Consent, their reactions to the content and techniques, and suggestions for modification were digitally recorded during the sessions, and in dedicated focus group times. Transcripts were analysed to identify participants' perceptions of content and techniques that are and are not culturally and pedagogically appropriate for teaching allied health students in Vietnam. Their suggestions for modification of the program will be incorporated in a revised program and delivered with their involvement for future allied health graduates. Lessons from this two-stage approach to supervisor development are applicable to the Australian context.

Item ID: 38991
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9805706-0-1
Keywords: capacity building, clinical supervision, allied health, speech therapy, indigenisation
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Copyright © 2014 Lindy Mcallister, Louise Brown & Srivalli Nagarajan.

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Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 01:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology @ 50%
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