How to handle feedback and turn it into positive change

Two nurse lecturers share how feedback can help with reflection and revalidation

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How good are you at receiving feedback? Do you use it to improve and move forward positively, or do you struggle to get past any ‘negative’ comments?

The latest episode of the Nursing Standard podcast focuses on feedback, which is an essential part of the learning process for any nursing student or qualified nurse. But sometimes the points made – whether written or oral – can be difficult to digest.

Nurse lecturers Amy Dopson and Laurence Drew join the podcast to discuss how to handle feedback, utilising ‘forward feedback’, the importance of giving live feedback, and labelling where a conversational point you are making is feedback.

The pair, who are based at the University of Surrey’s school of health sciences, also tell Nursing Standard editor Flavia Munn about how qualified nurses can identify feedback in their everyday practice for reflection and revalidation purposes.

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Further helpful advice from Amy Dopson and Laurence Drew