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April 1, 1950

Techniques of Supervision in Public Health Nursing

JAMA. 1950;142(13):1033. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910310077040

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This book presents a comprehensive picture of the many responsibilities and contributions of the supervisor and suggests technics and methods by means of which these can be most effectively implemented. The author intends that these suggested approaches to supervisory functions be regarded merely as guiding fundamentals, the interpretation and application of which are subject to the analytic ability and creative ingenuity of the supervisor.

All persons within the sphere of supervisory activities will.be aided in their perspectives by the author's reminder of the tremendous potential of the supervisor in translating agency policies, in coordinating interdepartmental and other agency services and in promoting optimum functioning of the staff. At the same time, she points out the limitations of the supervisory process in the face of unsound administration, inadequately trained personnel and indecisive policies. The discussion of common challenging interpersonnel relationship problems and the application of the principles of practical psychology in

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