Does the term ‘resilience’ do more harm than good?
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Does the term ‘resilience’ do more harm than good?

Chiara Dall’Ora Lecturer in nursing workforce, University of Southampton

The ‘supernurse’ culture puts too much responsibility on staff – they are human beings, not machines

It was 2016 when I first came across the term ‘resilience’ in an International Council of Nurses document, Nurses: A Force for Change – Improving Health Systems’ Resilience. Fast forward five years and resilience is a buzzword used across nursing and healthcare, not in relation to health systems but aimed at nurses in terms of a skill they need to survive and thrive in difficult situations.

Nursing Management. 28, 4, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/nm.28.4.12.s9

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