- Article: How to use action learning sets to support nurses
- Author: Mark P Haith is lecturer, School of Social and Health Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee; Katrina A Whittingham is lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing, Department of Health and Social Care, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
- Action learning sets involve peer-discussion groups working to resolve individual workplace issues
- Benefits include enhancing communication skills and developing self-awareness and leadership skills
- ALS is a dynamic and evolving group process
- Similarities between clinical supervision and ALS suggest they are equally suited to developing professional standards in nursing
- ALS could be used as a supportive tool to empower nurses in today’s challenging healthcare arena
- How does you team receive clinical supervision?
- What opportunities does your team have to get together and discuss their working lives?
- After reading this article, describe how action learning sets could be used in your clinical area?
- What are the potential benefits for staff?
- Do you think there are barriers to using action learning sets? How could these be overcome?