resilience

Publication Title: 
Postgraduate Medical Journal

This review aimed to synthesise the literature describing interventions to improve resilience among physicians, to evaluate the quality of this research and to outline the type and efficacy of interventions implemented. Searches were conducted in April 2017 using five electronic databases. Reference lists of included studies and existing review papers were screened. English language, peer-reviewed studies evaluating interventions to improve physician resilience were included. Data were extracted on setting, design, participant and intervention characteristics and outcomes.

Author(s): 
Fox, Susan
Lydon, Sinead
Byrne, Dara
Madden, Caoimhe
Connolly, Fergal
O'Connor, Paul
Publication Title: 
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health

INTRODUCTION: Work-related stress and exposure to traumatic birth have deleterious impacts on midwifery practice, the midwife's physiologic well-being, and the midwifery workforce. This is a global phenomenon, and the specific sources of this stress vary dependent on practice setting. This scoping review aims to determine which, if any, modalities help to reduce stress and increase resilience among a population of midwives.

Author(s): 
Wright, Erin M.
Matthai, Maude Theo
Warren, Nicole
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THE SUBJECT?: This paper describes crisis resolution/home treatment (CRHT) teams, which are part of mental health services in the United Kingdom. CRHT is expected to assist individuals in building resilience and work within a recovery approach. WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: This paper arises from an interview with one individual, Dale, as part of a larger study exploring service users' experiences of CRHT.

Author(s): 
Nelson, L. J.
Miller, P. K.
Ashman, D.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice

Healthcare providers may experience a high level of stress, fatigue, and anxiety originating from different factors. Mind-body therapies, which include many interventions, have been proposed to alleviate these conditions. These interventions have been reported to decrease the level of stress, and the negative outcomes associated with these factors: high burnout rate, and poor quality of care for patients.

Author(s): 
Mensah, Sylvanus Brenya
Anderson, Joel G.
Publication Title: 
Frontiers in Psychology

Mindfulness programs for schools are popular. We systematically reviewed the evidence regarding the effects of school-based mindfulness interventions on psychological outcomes, using a comprehensive search strategy designed to locate both published and unpublished studies. Systematic searches in 12 databases were performed in August 2012. Further studies were identified via hand search and contact with experts. Two reviewers independently extracted the data, also selecting information about intervention programs (elements, structure etc.), feasibility, and acceptance.

Author(s): 
Zenner, Charlotte
Herrnleben-Kurz, Solveig
Walach, Harald
Publication Title: 
Neuroscience

The human brain has a remarkable capacity to adapt to and learn from a wide range of variations in the environment. However, environmental challenges can also precipitate psychiatric disorders in susceptible individuals. Why any given experience should induce one brain to adapt while another is edged toward psychopathology remains poorly understood. Like all aspects of psychological function, both nature (genetics) and nurture (life experience) sculpt the brain's response to stressful stimuli.

Author(s): 
Zannas, A. S.
West, A. E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Health Psychology

Previous research has indicated that both cognitive and behavioral variables mediate the positive effect of optimism on quality of life; yet few attempts have been made to accommodate these constructs into a single explanatory framework. Adopting Fredrickson's broaden-and-build perspective, we examined the relationships between optimism, self-rated health, resilience, exercise, and quality of life in 365 Chinese university students using path analysis.

Author(s): 
Ramsay, Jonathan E.
Yang, Fang
Pang, Joyce S.
Lai, Ching-Man
Ho, Roger Cm
Mak, Kwok-Kei
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pediatric Psychology

OBJECTIVE: Fear of pain and pain catastrophizing are prominent risk factors for pediatric chronic pain-related maladjustment. Although resilience has largely been ignored in the pediatric pain literature, prior research suggests that optimism might benefit youth and can be learned. We applied an adult chronic pain risk-resilience model to examine the interplay of risk factors and optimism on functioning outcomes in youth with chronic pain. METHOD: Participants included 58 children and adolescents (8-17 years) attending a chronic pain clinic and their parents.

Author(s): 
Cousins, Laura A.
Cohen, Lindsey L.
Venable, Claudia
Publication Title: 
Chronobiology International

The relationships between circadian typology and several aspects related to mental health, such as satisfaction with life, emotional intelligence, perceived well-being and psychopathological symptomatology have been documented. However, their relationships with two psychological strengths such as resilience and optimism have not been examined yet. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to explore whether circadian typology is related to both measures, taking into consideration the possible influence of sex.

Author(s): 
Ant˙nez, Juan Manuel
Navarro, JosÈ Francisco
Adan, Ana
Publication Title: 
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Converging evidence identifies trait optimism and the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) as personality and brain factors influencing anxiety, but the nature of their relationships remains unclear. Here, the mechanisms underlying the protective role of trait optimism and of increased OFC volume against symptoms of anxiety were investigated in 61 healthy subjects, who completed measures of trait optimism and anxiety, and underwent structural scanning using magnetic resonance imaging.

Author(s): 
Dolcos, Sanda
Hu, Yifan
Iordan, Alexandru D.
Moore, Matthew
Dolcos, Florin

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