INTRODUCTION: This literature review summarizes the current evidence on educational interventions to develop healthcare worker resilience. METHODS: Electronic databases were systematically searched using the search terms: education OR training OR medical students AND resilience. The initial search was refined using criteria including population (healthcare students and professionals), interventions (educational), and outcome (resilience changes). RESULTS: Resilience has been defined and measured in various ways.
The concept of resiliency has been explored extensively in the fields of developmental psychology as an adaptive life process. Increasingly nurses have begun to study resiliency in a wide variety of settings and client populations. This article explores the concept of resiliency in nurses. Resiliency was described through the use of personal exemplar, tracing the author's odyssey of nursing homeless men in an emergency shelter. The author proposes that the traits of resiliency in nurses are widespread and largely unrecognized.
Care Management Journals: Journal of Case Management ; The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care
For a number of years Bea V Larsen, senior mediator at the Center for Resolution of Disputes in Cincinnati, Ohio, www.cfrdmediation.com, presented weekly commentaries on public radio, both on her professional work as a mediator and on her more personal experiences. These broadcasts reached thousands of listeners in a number of Midwestern states. A new series of online commentaries at www.bealarsen.com now continue that tradition.
The purpose of this paper is to elucidate contributing factors to the disunity in nursing, and argue that if united nursing would be able to achieve harmony, respect, and, above all, recognition. Social and historical identities imperil nurses, make them defenseless, and cause disunity. The relation between nursing and effects of gender discourses in power struggles is also accentuated.
INTRODUCTION: The home-based Otago Exercise Programme has been shown to increase sustained physical-activity levels in older people recruited through primary care, when supported by health professionals. The ProAct65+ trial is testing this programme using volunteer peer mentors to support behaviour change. This qualitative study explored how these peer mentors experienced their role. METHODS: Ten peer mentors from the ProAct65+ trial were interviewed. Semi-structured interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed.
This article describes events that illustrate why Dr Kathleen Dracup is an extraordinary mentor to students and colleagues. Her commitment to the advancement of her students and colleagues, her gentle but persistent encouragement to grow, and her generosity in providing pivotal opportunities are highlighted. Examples of her important contributions with students to cardiovascular research and successes enjoyed by students as a result of their relationships with Dr Dracup are presented.
Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Leadership in improving the education of doctors, while impressive, is not happening fast enough. While there are many obstacles, there is no time to waste in restructuring medical education to repair its present deficiencies, for otherwise outside forces could overwhelm today's education leaders with imperatives to make improvements on their own terms. The first step in addressing present shortcomings is to establish measurable objectives for the education of doctors that are aligned with the legitimate expectations of society and the enduring precepts of the medical profession.
Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Funding mechanisms that require a mentor provide a unique opportunity to implement the research mentoring that is recognized as increasingly important in nursing. Little has been written about how to create and sustain the roles of mentor and principal investigator within a funded arrangement. This article analyzes one research mentoring relationship focused on maternal-infant interaction research and implemented through the Federal KO1 (Mentored Research Scientist Development Award) grant mechanism.
OBJECTIVE: To use data from an evaluation of the Flinders University Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) to inform four immediate challenges facing medical education in Australia as medical student numbers increase.