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Ian Hulatt: Resilience doesn’t mean coping at all costs

Warning signs that the nursing workforce is in trouble have been apparent for years. The current focus on emotional resilience should not distract from the need for action

Warning signs that the nursing workforce is in trouble have been apparent for years. The current focus on emotional resilience should not distract from the need for action

Everyone can remember their first car. It probably needed coaxing along and at times it was an act of faith to even set out on a long journey. However, we eventually earned – or borrowed – more and ended up with a more sophisticated and reliable model. In fact, it was so modern that to lift the bonnet was to view something that we couldn’t recognise, let alone attempt to fix.

After a long period of reliable and unstinting service, and completely ignoring the user’s manual, the day came when a warning light started flashing on the dashboard. We faced a clear choice – go to a garage and seek help from someone who

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