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Resilience : a personal attribute, social process and key professional resource for the enhancement of the nursing role

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Margaret McallisterMargaret Mcallister
Resilience is the positive adjustment to adversity. Nursing work is characterised by assisting patients and families to cope through varying types of adversity- accidents, illness, disasters and upheaval and also in encouraging and supporting people to adapt, recover and maintain wellbeing. Thus strategies to promote resilience need to be integral to nurses’ daily practice. Adverse conditions are also commonly experienced by nurses themselves and this impacts negatively on attitude to work, stress and burnout and this affects the whole profession through ongoing shortages, and disengagement with the work still to be done by nursing in terms of research and practice development.This paper will discuss the meaning of resilience, how it has been researched and applied to health care and to nursing. It will suggest pro-active strategies that educators, researchers and clinical nurses can implement that work on building strength, focus and endurance in individuals, communities and the workplaces.

History

Volume

66

Issue

1

Start Page

55

End Page

62

Number of Pages

8

ISSN

0033-0205

Location

Rome

Publisher

Italian National Association of Nursing

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Professioni infermieristiche.