Nursing has never been easy but rising demand and staffing shortages have put many more nurses under pressure and stretched some to breaking point. With the increase in stress has come a renewed interest in resilience.
In this collection of articles, we look at what employers can and should be doing to reduce the pressure on staff and boost resilience. We also look at what individual nurses can do to help themselves. But the overarching message is clear: a focus on resilience should never be about asking individuals to cope with unbearable pressure.
We’ll be building on this resource throughout 2018. Let us know what you think – your ideas are welcome.
The term is controversial, but developing the skills can aid recovery from stress
A discussion of the manifestations of moral injury and its associated risk factors
The ‘supernurse’ culture puts too much responsibility on staff
The pandemic has been tough, but there are ways to help maintain well-being
Learn how to adopt whatever emergency coping strategies suit you best
Heroic characterisations can magnify nurses’ stress, warns psychology expert
Nurse Aly Foyle appeared to have it all, but then she started to fear going to work
Retention programme has 800 success stories so far, but can it make a real difference?
Our Nursing Standard survey will be used to influence policymakers
Nurses struggling to cope in stressful workplaces are pressured by demands to show resilience
The effectiveness of an intervention to engage parents in guided support with nurses
One in five health service workers in England faces carer responsibilities at home