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The importance of teaching and learning resilience in the health disciplines : critical review of the literature

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Margaret McallisterMargaret Mcallister, J McKinnon
This paper, based on a review of the literature, discusses resilience and the application of resilience research to nursing education. The paper advances the educational discourse on professional preparation, arguing that resilience theory should be part of the educational content and taught in a way that promotes reflection and application in order to give students strength, focus and endurance in the workplace. In addition, we argue that resilience and similar qualities ought to be emphasised in clinical experience courses, internships, work integrated learning and other work experience courses. Recommendations for building resilience in health professionals through education, training and modifications in workplace culture, as well as suggestions for priorities in research are presented.

History

Volume

29

Issue

4

Start Page

371

End Page

379

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1532-2793

ISSN

0260-6917

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Churchill Livingstone

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Nurse education today.