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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Nursing | Nursing Administration | Other Nursing
BACKGROUND: Addressing the healthcare workforce challenges related to burnout and turnover of nurses has become a top priority for healthcare leaders and healthcare organizations. Resilience interventions for nurses offer an opportunity to promote wellbeing in the healthcare work environment. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a strengths-based resilience intervention on perceptions of stress, resilience, emotional self-awareness, and belonging among nurse participants. METHODS: A mixed methods qualitative design was used to examine the variables through a post-intervention survey as well as to explore the experience of participants (n=7) in the program in the analysis of 57 unique data points from writing submissions and final presentations obtained over the course of the 10-week program. RESULTS: Major themes included the value of connections, building on strengths, identifying resources, and developing cognitive flexibility. CONCLUSIONS: Wellbeing and resilience programs offer an innovative opportunity to engage and connect nurses and nursing teams to promote coping, strengths, connections, and a sense of belonging. Additional offerings with larger group sizes or repeated and continued offerings can support building the body of evidence for programs as was studied in this research.
Peterson, Cynthia, "THE FEASIBILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A STRENGTHS-BASED RESILIENCE PROGRAM FOR NURSES" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations. 2844.
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