Hopelessness, helplessness and resilience: The importance of safeguarding our trainees' mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurse Educ Pract. 2020 Mar;44:102780. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102780. Epub 2020 Mar 31.

Abstract

  1. The COVID-19 pandemic may put the mental wellbeing of trainees at risk.

  2. Hopelessness, helplessness and burnout are important to be aware of.

  3. We need to foster an open culture of trust and support.

  4. We need to promote resilience in colleagues/trainees where possible.

Keywords: Burnout; COVID-19; Coronavirus; Doctors; Helplessness; Hopelessness; Resilience; Trainees.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus Infections / nursing*
  • Hope
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / nursing*
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • State Medicine
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology*
  • Students, Nursing / psychology*
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology