Healthcare professionals work undoubtedly in a challenging environment therefore in order to cope with heavy workloads they need to develop and maintain some kind of tactics to stabilise the emotional stress in both their professional and personal life. Resilience can also aid offset factors that increase the risk of mental health conditions. Hence, the concept of resilient is important to understand in relation to workplace setting as it has the ability in individuals to be able to endure in conquering challenging circumstances. Resilience can assist in providing support, reducing stress and improving practitioners’ and healthcare consumers’ overall wellbeing. In other words, resilience could be considered as prerequisites for professionals and patients.
“Resilience refers to a successful adaptation despite the risk and adversity”. It is considered as ordinary rather than extraordinary process however it affects each individual to different an extent hence some may easily recover whilst others are much more prone. A resilient person also experiences adverse effects yet these incidents have shorter duration resulting in no prolonged side effects. Consequently building resilience is a necessity in healthcare and strategies include sustaining an optimistic attitude by participating in humour and laughter, getting enough sleep, exercising well with balanced diet and engaging in reflective activities like community services or joining a campaign are all the potential examples in providing personal fulfilment and improving self-esteem. The development of resilient behaviour in health care workers is essential tool to have and master. Health professionals undergo enormous amount of pressure at work such as shortages of experienced nu.
.lience. Providing positive feedback about their condition helps to shape self-confidence which reinforces resilience. Educating the patients on their illness promotes acceptance and thereby builds resilience. Hence “resilience refers to the positive side of individual differences in people ‘s responses to adversity” (Min, Yu, Lee, & Chae, 2013).In conclusion, at daily work, health professionals come across with harsh working conditions and emotional stress and therefore it is vital to comprehend the concept of resilience and factors associated with it.
Moreover, there is a growing recognition of the relationship between staff wellbeing and patients satisfaction. Resilience is surviving tool to master in this world of dynamics. Hence, in order to develop a strong community in healthcare, resilient behaviour must be evident in practitioners as well as in patients.