Building resilience among rural and remote nurses in Queensland, Australia

Terry, Victoria R. and Graham, Coralie J. and Rogers, Cath and Craigie, Mark and Hegney, Desley G. and Rees, Clare S. and Small, Chris (2020) Building resilience among rural and remote nurses in Queensland, Australia. Collegian, 27 (3). pp. 265-270. ISSN 1322-7696

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Abstract

Aim
This study evaluated a workplace resilience intervention involving registered nurses working in rural and remote settings in Queensland, Australia.
Background
The nature of nursing work provides a range of challenges to the psychological well-being of nurses. To address these challenges, research in the area of building resilience to enhance psychological well-being among nurses is growing rapidly, although few studies have investigated these phenomena in rural and remote settings.
Design/methods
The study implemented and evaluated a Mindfulness Self-Care and Resiliency (MSCR) program delivered to registered nurses (N = 32) working in rural or remote locations, to enhance workplace resilience. Registered nurses who attended the program were invited to evaluate the program via a semi-structured telephone interview.
Results/findings
Qualitative analysis showed that most nurses found the MSCR program valuable and relevant in terms of learning new knowledge and skills to help build resilience to stress in the workplace.
Conclusion
The MSCR intervention was received positively by the registered nurses who participated and may have broader application across the rural healthcare sector.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2020 03:30
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 01:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workload; Rural; Remote; Nurses; Resilience; Mindfulness
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2019.08.007
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38468

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