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Feedback in clinical practice: Enhancing the students’ experience through action research

Adamson, Elizabeth; King, Linda; Foy, Lynn; McLeod, Margo; Traynor, Jennifer; Watson, Wendy; Gray, Morag


Linda King

Lynn Foy

Margo McLeod

Jennifer Traynor

Wendy Watson

Morag Gray


Feedback to student nurses and midwives within clinical practice is known to be central to their learning and development. A study that focused on student experience of assessment identified that a high proportion of students reported that they had received insufficient feedback whilst on clinical placement. In response to this academics and members of the clinical education team set out to explore this with a view to improving the student experience using action research. Key findings indicated that responsibility for feedback on clinical placement lies with both students and mentors, distinct factors can enable effective feedback and that positive outcomes for mentors and students resulted through engaging with the project. The process, outcomes and actions taken to improve practice are the focus of this paper


Adamson, E., King, L., Foy, L., McLeod, M., Traynor, J., Watson, W., & Gray, M. (2018). Feedback in clinical practice: Enhancing the students’ experience through action research. Nurse Education in Practice, 31, 48-53.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 30, 2018
Online Publication Date May 1, 2018
Publication Date 2018-07
Deposit Date May 18, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 2, 2019
Journal Nurse Education in Practice
Print ISSN 1471-5953
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Pages 48-53
Keywords Clinical practice, nurse education,
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