Education & CPD

Delegation and Clinical Supervision


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  •   Date: Thursday, 03 December 2020
  •   Registration: Thursday, 03 December 2020 09:45
  •   Start: Thursday, 03 December 2020 10:00
  •   End: Thursday, 03 December 2020 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme is aimed at all nurses, midwives and clinical nurse and midwife managers who work with health care assistants.  It explores the issues surrounding delegation and decision making, including appropriate clinical supervision for delegated functions. Participants will learn the difference between clinical and managerial delegation and how delegation differs from assignment of a task. Guidance will be provided on the assessment of a delegate’s experience and role, and how best to match appropriate clinical supervision to a specific delegated function. The professional, legal and quality of care issues involved when
deciding to delegate a function will also be explored.
  • Thursday, 03 December 2020

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 10:15
    Delegation and Guiding Principles of Delegation
  • 11:00
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:20
    Role of the Nurse/Midwife and Scope of Practice of the Health Care Assistant Effective Team Working – Case Studies
  • 13:00
  • 13:45
    Theory of Clinical Supervision Theory of Managerial Supervision
  • 14:45
    Case Studies with Group Discussion and Problem Solving
  • 15:45
    Questions and Evaluation
  • 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Mueller, Christine and Vogelsmeier, Amy, (2013) Effective Delegation: Understanding Responsibility, Authority and Accountability, Journal of Nursing Regulation, pp 20-7.

  2. Huston, CJ. , (2009) 10 Tips for successful delegation, Nursing, pp 54-6.

  3. Huston, CJ. , (2009) 10 Tips for successful delegation, Nursing, pp 54-6.

  4. Royal College of Nursing, (2011) Accountability and Delegation: What you need to know The principles of delegation for nurses, students, health care assistants and assistant practitioners ,London.

  5. Curtis,E and Nicholl,H. , (2004) Delegation: a key function of nursing, Nursing Management, pp 26-31.

  6. Hasson, F., McKenna, H. P. & Keeney, Sinead, (2013) Delegating and supervising unregistered professionals: The student nurse experience., Nurse Education Today, PP.229-235..

  7. Saccomano, S.J. & Pinto-Zipp, G., (2011) Registered nurse leadership style and confidence in delegation., Journal of Nursing Management, pp.522-33..

  8. Eaton, J., (2009) Delegation: a powerful tool in the right hands., Learning Disability Practice, pp.30-31..

  9. Dickens G., Stubbs J. &Haw C., (2008) Delegation of medication administration: an exploratory study., Nursing Standard, pp.35-40..

  10. Nursing Council of New Zealand, (2011) Guideline: Delegation of care by a registered nurse to a healthcare assistant ,New Zealand.

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