How do I give constructive feedback throughout the clinical day?

When providing feedback, think about what you want to achieve, how you want to achieve this, and develop your own understanding of how the feedback will be perceived (Hardavella, Aamli-Gaagnat, Rosalva, & Streter, 2017). The following are tips for providing feedback:

    • Plan time for feedback
    • Give feedback promptly (e.g., right after the event).
    • Think about what needs to be conveyed (i.e., gaps in health history).
    • One-on-one feedback is preferable.
    • Start lightly.
    • Be specific.
    • Encourage self-reflection.
    • Be aware of nonverbal cues.
    • Self-reflect after you have provided feedback.


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