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Wellbeing, Self Care and Resilience

Nursing staff need to look after themselves as well as others. If they lead an organisation or manage others the wellbeing of their staff is an added concern. Use this guide to find information resources about wellbeing, self care and resilience.

Last updated: 30/05/2018

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing (2015) Stress and you: a guide for nursing staff, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2015) Stress and you: a guide for nursing staff, London: RCN.
RCN: Healthy workplace, healthy you
  • This resource supports employers and RCN representatives to improve working environments. It also supports nursing staff to lead healthy lifestyles so they can maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.
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Health and Safety Executive: Stress at work resources
NHS Choices: Live Well
Reading Well: Books on Prescription
  • Helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.
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Books

Anisman H (2015) Stress and your health: from vulnerability to resilience, Chichester: Wiley. Anisman H (2015) Stress and your health: from vulnerability to resilience, Chichester: Wiley.
Ashton D, Ripman J, and Williams P (2017) How to be a nurse or midwife leader, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Ashton D, Ripman J, and Williams P (2017) How to be a nurse or midwife leader, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Gribben M, McLellan S, McGirr D and Chenery-Morris S (2017) How to survive your nursing or midwifery course: a toolkit for success, Los Angeles: SAGE. Gribben M, McLellan S, McGirr D and Chenery-Morris S (2017) How to survive your nursing or midwifery course: a toolkit for success, Los Angeles: SAGE.
Bharwaney G (2015) Emotional resilience: know what it takes to be agile, adaptable and perform at your best, Harlow: Pearson. Bharwaney G (2015) Emotional resilience: know what it takes to be agile, adaptable and perform at your best, Harlow: Pearson.
Parry S (2017) Effective self-care and resilience in clinical practice: dealing with stress, compassion fatigue and burnout, London: Jessica Kingsley. Parry S (2017) Effective self-care and resilience in clinical practice: dealing with stress, compassion fatigue and burnout, London: Jessica Kingsley.
Skovholt T and Trotter-Mathison M (2015) The resilient practitioner: burnout, compassion fatigue prevention, and self-care strategies for the helping professions (3rd edition), London: Routledge. Skovholt T and Trotter-Mathison M (2015) The resilient practitioner: burnout, compassion fatigue prevention, and self-care strategies for the helping professions (3rd edition), London: Routledge.
Smith R and Ascough J (2016) Promoting emotional resilience: cognitive-affective stress management training, New York: Guilford Publications Inc. Smith R and Ascough J (2016) Promoting emotional resilience: cognitive-affective stress management training, New York: Guilford Publications Inc.
Teater M and Ludgate J (2014) Overcoming compassion fatigue: a practical resilience workbook, Ashland: PESI Inc. Teater M and Ludgate J (2014) Overcoming compassion fatigue: a practical resilience workbook, Ashland: PESI Inc.
Traynor M (2017) Critical resilience for nurses: an evidence-based guide to survival and change in the modern NHS, London: Taylor and Francis. Traynor M (2017) Critical resilience for nurses: an evidence-based guide to survival and change in the modern NHS, London: Taylor and Francis.
Waddill-Goad S (2016) Nurse burnout: overcoming stress in nursing, Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International. Waddill-Goad S (2016) Nurse burnout: overcoming stress in nursing, Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.
Wallbank S (2016) The restorative resilience model of supervision: a reader exploring resilience to workplace stress in health and social care professionals, Hove: Pavilion Publishing and Media.

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Sibylla Parkhill

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Page last updated - 30/05/2018