June 15, 2023

Educational intervention to enhance nurses’ peer feedback

Editor's Note

In this study from Nylen School of Nursing, Morningside University, Sioux City, Iowa, the use of a peer feedback educational tool significantly improved the level of comfort of nurses giving and receiving peer feedback.

The tool helped nurses define professional peer review, review ethical and professional standards, and evaluate types of peer feedback. It also gave suggestions for them to use when giving and receiving peer feedback.

Before and after tool implementation, a questionnaire was used to evaluate nurses’ value and confidence when giving and receiving feedback, and the nonparametric Wilcoxon signed rank test found overall improvement.

The researcher concluded that when peer feedback educational tools were available to nurses and the environment was supportive of professional peer review, there was a significant improvement in the level of comfort giving and receiving feedback and an increased perceived value of peer feedback.


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