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<p>With new graduate nurses starting in hospitals around Australia over the next few weeks, it’s a good time to think about how we give feedback that is both professionally delivered, and effectively received. Feedback helps motivate the person to perform well and also clarifies any deviations between the preferred and the actual behaviour of the individual by giving the person information on their performance. Not only is it essential for professional growth, it provides direction and increases the confidence, motivation and self esteem of the individual (Matua et al. 2014; Rose & Best 2005). New graduate nurses not only need constructive </p>