This third edition, which took place at the Nursing School of Porto (ESEP), counted on the opening session, with Luis Carvalho, president of this institution and researcher of CINTESIS, and Ana Fonseca, president of the Nursing Council, on behalf of the batonnier of the Portuguese Order of Nurses.
“This is an important moment of aproximation between the academy and the Order of Nurses. We are all nurses and it is good that we can join efforts towards the development of Nursing,” said Ana Fonseca.
According to the official, Clinical Supervision is “an indispensable tool, both in initial training and in specialized training”, involving processes that allow “individual and professional development”.
In this respect, the representative of the Order of Nurses recognized the pioneering of the project SAFECARE – Clinical Supervision for the safety and quality of care (ESEP / CINTESIS), developed in partnership with several health institutions, namely the Local Health Unit of Matosinhos (ULSM), the São João Hospital Center (CHSJ) and the Hospital Center of Porto (CHP), bringing together professors, researchers and health professionals.
As explained by Luís Carvalho, SAFECARE coordinator, the objective is to implement “a methodological strategy” that allows to establish the existence of “a direct relationship between Clinical Supervision and safety and quality of the healthcare provided in the context of Nursing”.
Composed of different phases, this project begins by performing a diagnosis of the situation in each unit and in each service, including indicators that are sensitive to Nursing care, professional satisfaction and the emotional intelligence capabilities of these professionals. This is followed by the implementation phase of the model and, in the end, the evaluation of this implementation.
Some of the preliminary results of the implementation of SAFECARE in the three hospitals in the north of the country were already presented at this congress by a team of researchers from CINTESIS and doctoral students of the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences. The final results are still to be known.
The project, financed by the FEDER and Portugal 2020, should contribute positively to the professional practice and development of nurses and to the safety and quality of the health care provided by these professionals.