The Benefits Of Negative Criticism Of Nursing

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No matter what you may end up doing, whether it be Dental Assisting, Nursing, or any other professional field there will always be at least one person that will criticize you and what you are doing. It is up to you on how to react to the criticism whether it be positive or negative. Criticism is not something that people should get upset about, but everyone still does even though it is usually there to help them grow into a more educated person. There are many different ways a person could go about accepting positive and negative criticism, the person needs to learn what type of criticism is being thrown at them, try to find a way to utilize the beneficial aspects of the criticism, and find a way to use the criticism to help them grow as a…show more content…
There are many different ways that a person could use criticism to help them in a beneficial way. Dr. Alan Zimmerman states in his article, “[Maximizing] The Benefits of Negative Criticism:” “We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.” No one likes criticism. But it’s fact of life. There’s simply no way you’re going to go through life without some criticism. Of course, our culture tries to minimize the impact of criticism by saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” That’s nonsense. Criticism always hurts. As philosopher and author Robert Fulghum says, “Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.” Just having a saying like “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” will not help a person be able to accept any type of criticism. Words will hurt a person emotionally, so the best way to be able to accept criticism is to be able to listen to what the other person is trying to say and have it sink in. If one is able to stay calm and actually listen to criticism then they might be able to actually use it to help them…show more content…
The person can either take it to heart and help them become a better person at what they are doing, they can just brush it off and not listen to what is said, or thy can listen to it and be hurt and stay hurt by it. Most criticism is usually for the benefit of the person, but at times people may take it in the wrong way and think that they are being made fun of or mocked. People need to find a way to use the criticism to help them become a better person and to not take it as a negative thing meant to hurt their feelings. Rose Alexander stated in his article “7 Guidelines for Accepting Constructive Criticism” that, “After accepting criticism graciously, accept the responsibility for making changes that will help matters improve” (Alexander). This quote is trying to say to accept all of the criticism that people give and use it to help out your life and to make you a better person with what all you are

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