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posted on 2020-12-17, 12:11 authored by Jenny MoffettJenny Moffett

Failure can be an uncomfortable topic. It's natural to want to avoid events and situations which evoke difficult feelings for us. However, mistakes can be a powerful motivator and, if managed well, help us to improve our professional practice.

Health professions' institutions have an important role in creating an environment where students can learn from failure. In this month's Fast Facts we look at ten practical ways educators can promote a positive culture around managing mistakes and failure.

Jenny Moffett

Editor, HPEC Fast Facts



Part of the HPEC Fast Facts collection at Moffett, Jenny (2020): HPEC Fast Facts. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Collection.

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Moffett J (Ed.) Helping students to learn from failure. HPEC Fast Facts. 2021; January

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  • Health Professions Education Centre

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