Nurse burnout: why the term ‘resilience’ may do more harm than good
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.
Resilience training is not a quick fix for systemic problems
I have nothing against the term resilience per se. But what I find problematic is the idea that becoming resilient is an individual nurses
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