Topic:  Practitioner resilience – Caroline Hudson

Resources: You can download Caroline’s slides.

Session Summary:  A recent study funded by the National Institute of Health Research reported links between staff well-being and service user outcomes (Maben et al 2012). This session focuses on practitioners themselves, across different professional groups offering insights into, ‘What are the best approaches to support practitioner resilience?’  and to debate how practitioner resilience can be shaped in the current context of practice.

Biography: Caroline Hudson will be taking the session. Caroline is a Senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton. She has a nursing background and an MSc in professional health care education. She leads on a practice based education programme, developing learners and practitioners in the workplace context. She is currently undertaking a PhD doctoral study on Practitioner Resilience using collaborative research approaches to develop a resilience based supervisory approach, linking with the resilience research and practice programme, co-ordinated by Angie Hart and collaborators of Boingboing.

Who might be most interested: Academics, practitioners, researchers, students, parents, carers, community workers, volunteers and public sector workers.

Key Reading:  Adamson, C. L. Beddoe & A. Davys (2012). Building Resilient Practitioners: Definitions and Practitioner understanding. British Journal of social work, 10:1-20
Hunter, B. and L Warren. (2014) Midwives experiences of Workplace resilience. Midwifery, 30(8):92-934
Skovholt, T.M. and M. Trotter-Mathison (2011). The Resilient Practitioner Burnout prevention and self-care strategies for Counsellors, Therapists, Teachers and Health Professionals. 2nd ed. London:Routledge

This session took place on Friday 19 December 2014.

The Resilience Forum is for ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research!

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