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Building resilience among rural and remote nurses in Queensland, Australia

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posted on 23.06.2020, 00:00 by VR Terry, CJ Graham, C Rogers, M Craigie, Desley Hegney, CS Rees, C Small
© 2019 Aim: This study evaluated a workplace resilience intervention involving registered nurses working in rural and remote settings in Queensland, Australia. Background: The nature of nursing work provides a range of challenges to the psychological well-being of nurses. To address these challenges, research in the area of building resilience to enhance psychological well-being among nurses is growing rapidly, although few studies have investigated these phenomena in rural and remote settings. Design/methods: The study implemented and evaluated a Mindfulness Self-Care and Resiliency (MSCR) program delivered to registered nurses (N = 32) working in rural or remote locations, to enhance workplace resilience. Registered nurses who attended the program were invited to evaluate the program via a semi-structured telephone interview. Results/findings: Qualitative analysis showed that most nurses found the MSCR program valuable and relevant in terms of learning new knowledge and skills to help build resilience to stress in the workplace. Conclusion: The MSCR intervention was received positively by the registered nurses who participated and may have broader application across the rural healthcare sector.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

27

Issue

3

Start Page

265

End Page

270

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1876-7575

ISSN

1322-7696

Publisher

Elsevier

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

24/08/2019

External Author Affiliations

University of Southern Queensland; Curtin University; al and Health Service, Qld

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Collegian

Exports

CQUniversity

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