Supervision is not a simple construct. Administrative focused supervision is necessary for the development of the organization and to keep an organization running smoothly; the supervisor ensures policies and mandates of the organization are being met. Educational focused supervision is about the development of the supervisee. Many supervisors are tasked with dual role supervision in human service organizations. However, my question is: How compatible are these two functions of supervision and under what provisions should they be practiced. Some writers have argued that these two roles are not mutually beneficial when carried out by the same supervisor. While others have maintained that administrative and educative supervision should be utilized together for the best outcomes. This thesis explores compatibility of practicing administrative and educative supervision together, and will intimately look at the logistics for the practical application of these two functions as a dual role supervisor, through an autoethnographical lens.
In response to a growing prevalence and impact of chronic disease and with the expected exponential increase in the population of older people, the medical system in British Columbia began a shift from an acute response toward a more proactive and 'planned care' orientation (BC Ministry of Health, n.d.). The Health Authority and the provincial government committed to working together toward changing the face of health care for patients (Northern Health, n.d.). The Health Authority, therefore, has undertaken a system change approach toward the provision of integrated primary health care, where interprofessional teams (IPT) provide holistic care, using a person centered approach... Page 1.