Building resilience in burns nurses: a descriptive phenomenological inquiry.

  title={Building resilience in burns nurses: a descriptive phenomenological inquiry.},
  author={Rachel Kornhaber and Anne M. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  volume={32 4},
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the concept of building resilience as a strategy for responding to adversity experienced by burns nurses. Nurses who care for patients with severe burn injury are often exposed to patients' pain and disfigurement, encountering emotional exhaustion, distress, reduced self-esteem, and desensitization to pain. Resilience has been identified as an essential characteristic for nurses in their work environment. Resilience assists nurses to bounce… CONTINUE READING

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