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Review Article

Year: 2018 | Month: February | Volume: 8 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 266-271

Feedback among Nursing Professionals: A Narrative Review

Suganya Panneerselvam

Nursing officer, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh


Feedback is one of the essential components in nursing curriculum. If the feedback to be effective it should be given in regular manner on their performance in a supportive environment. The nursing educators and supervisors should ensure they provided feedback in a timely manner and specific to the learner’s performance. Specific feedback highly valued by the learners when compared to nonspecific evaluative feedback. It provides opportunity to self-assess their skills and capabilities and also it provides direction that increase motivation, confidence, self-esteem, cognitive skills and behaviours. Effective feedback gives confidence and reassurance to the patients and family members. In today’s busy medical field providing feedback is a challenging one, if a person not received feedback about their performance, they might assume that he/she has no areas for improvement. So the nursing professionals should give importance to feedback in their learning process and implement a mechanism by which the quantity and quality of feedback is monitored.

Key words: Feedback, Nursing Supervisor, Educator, Students

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