Resilience In Health Care

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This essay will discuss the concept of resilience, it will also discuss the topics of the risk and protective factors that contribute to resilience, what makes us resilient and what are the factors of resilience that affect the healthcare consumer and professional. Resilience is the ability to ‘bounce back’ in difficult situations or adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress, such as family and relationship problems, serious health and wellbeing problems or workplace and financial stressors (American Psychological Association, 2016). Resilience is not something people have or don’t have, it’s to do with behaviours, thoughts and actions that are taken during a difficult time. People are…show more content…
Resilience is an important quality to have because it is usually uncommon for individuals never to be confronted with adversity or challenging circumstances during the course of their lifetime. Resilience is important for those who may work in the healthcare system and emergency service teams as there is a lot of tragedy and trauma they deal with. Resilience in not something an individual is born with, it is something that is a multiply determined development process that is not fixed or immutable (Child Family Community Australia,…show more content…
In the healthcare system creating love and trust, offering encouragement and to be reassuring are all factors that will affect the resilience of a healthcare consumer as well as the healthcare professional. Healthcare professionals need factors like their work environment and the relationships they have with their colleague to become resilient. For healthcare workers dealing with trauma and tragedy situations each day allows them to build resilience as they are to ‘toughen up’ emotionally and physically, they are to detach themselves emotionally from patients and situations, they are to have balance in their life, through their personal and work life and they use critical reflection and reconciliation (Hart, Brennan, & De Chesnay, 2014). To build resilience as a healthcare consumer and professional they both need a good social support network and without one with the professional and consumer will find it hard to cope in adverse and stressful events as they don’t have enough support. Other factors that affect resilience of the healthcare consumer and professional are to understand their strengths and weaknesses especially being a healthcare professional, healthcare professional need to understand that patients aren’t clients and they
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