Clinical supervision of the nurse in the community to promote quality of care provided by the caregiver

scoping review protocol


  • Márcia Coelho Nursing School of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Baixo Vouga Hospital Centre, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Inês Esteves University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Mauro Mota Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E), Coimbra, Portugal; Viseu Higher School of Health, Viseu, Portugal; Local Health Unit of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
  • Márcia Pestana-Santos Portugal Centre for Evidence-Based Practice: a JBI Centre of Excellence, Coimbra; Portugal; Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E); Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC), Coimbra, Portugal
  • Margarida Reis Santos Nursing School of Porto, Porto, Portugal; CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Porto, Portugal; University of Porto - Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, Porto, Portugal
  • Regina Pires Nursing School of Porto, Porto, Portugal; CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Porto, Portugal



nursing, supervisory, nurses, quality improvement, caregivers, community networks


Introduction: Caregivers do not usually have the knowledge and skills to provide care. Nurses have a decisive role in the quality of care and people's health outcomes. Clinical supervision of nurses is a strategic and formal process that requires a cohesive supervisory relationship.

Objective: To map the supervisory strategies used by nurses in the community to promote the quality of care provided by caregivers. Methods: This review will follow the Joanna Briggs Institute guidelines for scoping reviews and will include studies about nurses who have implemented clinical supervision strategies to promote the quality of care provided by caregivers in the community. Published and unpublished studies written in english, portuguese or spanish since 1993 will be considered. Study selection will be carried out by two independent reviewers, using a third reviewer in case of disagreement. The search results, study selection and inclusion process will be presented in a PRISMA flowchart for Scoping Reviews. Data extraction, analysis of evidence and results about the extent and type of evidence will be presented in a tabular form.

Results: The previous bibliographic research allowed the identification of some supervisory strategies implemented by nurses to promote the quality of care provided by the caregiver.

Conclusion: This review will contribute to identify supervisory strategies used by nurses to promote the quality of care provided by caregivers.


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How to Cite

Coelho, M., Esteves, I., Mota, M., Pestana-Santos, M., Reis Santos, M., & Pires, R. (2022). Clinical supervision of the nurse in the community to promote quality of care provided by the caregiver: scoping review protocol. Millenium - Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health, 2(18), 83–89.



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