This course will provide clinicians with resilience tools that they can use to improve their wellbeing under the normal stresses of clinical work and also in times of upheaval, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clinical practice can be challenging under normal circumstances, and it can be very stressful in times of change and upheaval, such as during a pandemic. In order to perform at your best, you must have resilience skills. Resilience is more than simply ‘bouncing back’: it is the capacity to maintain growth through hardships and emerge from challenges stronger than before. Research shows that resilience is the key for success and satisfaction in life.
The course will help you to:
- Face challenges – such as the COVID-19 pandemic – using specific resilience tools
- Respond appropriately and constructively to difficult situations
- Build your capacity to conceptualise adversity as a challenge rather than as a threat
- Develop coping strategies and tools
All clinicians working in healthcare: nurses, doctors and allied health professionals.
- Define the concept of resilience
- Outline the role of appraisal in resilience
- Identify the three components of appraisal
- Identify healthy versus unhealthy attributions
- Understand the role of resources and demands in determining whether adversity is viewed as a threat or challenge
- Identify problem-focused coping strategies
- Identify emotion-focused coping strategies
- Engage in the What Went Well Exercise
- Design a personal well-being plan