Resilience: a historical review of the construct

Holist Nurs Pract. Jan-Feb 2004;18(1):3-8; quiz 9-10. doi: 10.1097/00004650-200401000-00002.

Abstract

Evolution of the construct of resilience from physiological and psychological research extends from the 1800s to the present. This review supports 3 observations: (1) the importance of a dynamic, interactive perspective for understanding resilience; (2) the complexity of the construct requires a holistic perspective; and (3) the importance of exposure to diverse experiences and educational perspectives for professional health care students.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Burnout, Professional / prevention & control
  • Burnout, Professional / psychology*
  • Health Facility Environment / standards
  • Holistic Health
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Models, Nursing
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / psychology*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / supply & distribution
  • Workload / psychology*