Tag Archives: criticism

FMM 4 11 14 Barbed Words

“Poetry: the best words in the best order.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge   I envy poets.  They choose their words with care, sifting through adjectives and verbs until they find just the right one.  A poem may be reworked and reworded; tweaked and tightened until it has just the right impact and effect.  In real life […]

FMM 7 26 13 Reflect before you react.

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”~Frank A. Clarke. One of the questions we ask our prospective nursing students is: How do you handle constructive criticism? Sometimes I wonder why we need to put the word ‘constructive’ in front, shouldn’t all criticism be constructive? If you […]