Resilience among nurses: what it is – and what it isn’t
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Resilience among nurses: what it is – and what it isn’t

Erin Dean Health journalist

The term has drawn criticism for putting responsibility on healthcare staff, but we all benefit from recovery from stress

The Oxford English dictionary defines resilience as ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties’ or ‘toughness’. Resilience first emerged as a theory in the 1970s, when child psychologists identified that some children had good outcomes despite being exposed to childhood trauma and adversity, says the RCN.

Nursing Management. 28, 5, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/nm.28.5.10.s4

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