Skip to Main Content

Professional Resilience: Resilience Resources

Professional resilience defined

Professional resilience is our individual capacity to thrive in demanding situations. The choices we make when responding to difficult situations and our attitude and willingness to act, demonstrate resilience.

Working together, we can support the professional resilience of our colleagues and ourselves. Be you & Beyond Blue

Research from PubMed (resilience healthcare workers)


Preserving mental health and resilience in frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19.

Santarone K, McKenney M, Elkbuli A.

Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Jul;38(7):1530-1531. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.04.030. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

PMID: 32336584 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Resilience strategies to manage psychological distress among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: a narrative review.

Heath C, Sommerfield A, von Ungern-Sternberg BS.

Anaesthesia. 2020 Oct;75(10):1364-1371. doi: 10.1111/anae.15180. Epub 2020 Jul 3.

PMID: 32534465 Free PMC article. Review.


PTSD symptoms in healthcare workers facing the three coronavirus outbreaks: What can we expect after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carmassi C, Foghi C, Dell'Oste V, Cordone A, Bertelloni CA, Bui E, Dell'Osso L.

Psychiatry Res. 2020 Oct;292:113312. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113312. Epub 2020 Jul 20.

PMID: 32717711 Free PMC article. Review.


Preserving Organizational Resilience, Patient Safety, and Staff Retention during COVID-19 Requires a Holistic Consideration of the Psychological Safety of Healthcare Workers.

Rangachari P, L Woods J.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jun 15;17(12):4267. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17124267.

PMID: 32549273 Free PMC article.


Anxiety, Depression, and Resilience of Healthcare Workers in Japan During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak.

Awano N, Oyama N, Akiyama K, Inomata M, Kuse N, Tone M, Takada K, Muto Y, Fujimoto K, Akagi Y, Mawatari M, Ueda A, Kawakami J, Komatsu J, Izumo T.

Intern Med. 2020;59(21):2693-2699. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.5694-20. Epub 2020 Nov 1.

PMID: 33132305 Free PMC article.


The Psychological Impact of Epidemic and Pandemic Outbreaks on Healthcare Workers: Rapid Review of the Evidence.

Preti E, Di Mattei V, Perego G, Ferrari F, Mazzetti M, Taranto P, Di Pierro R, Madeddu F, Calati R.

Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2020 Jul 10;22(8):43. doi: 10.1007/s11920-020-01166-z.

PMID: 32651717 Free PMC article. Review.


Battle Buddies: Rapid Deployment of a Psychological Resilience Intervention for Health Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Albott CS, Wozniak JR, McGlinch BP, Wall MH, Gold BS, Vinogradov S.

Anesth Analg. 2020 Jul;131(1):43-54. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004912.

PMID: 32345861 Free PMC article. Review.


Resilience in palliative healthcare professionals: a systematic review.

Zanatta F, Maffoni M, Giardini A.

Support Care Cancer. 2020 Mar;28(3):971-978. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-05194-1. Epub 2019 Dec 6.

PMID: 31811483 Free PMC article.


Psychological interventions to foster resilience in healthcare professionals.

Kunzler AM, Helmreich I, Chmitorz A, König J, Binder H, Wessa M, Lieb K.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Jul 5;7(7):CD012527. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012527.pub2.

PMID: 32627860 Free PMC article.


Anxiety and Resilience of Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia.

Setiawati Y, Wahyuhadi J, Joestandari F, Maramis MM, Atika A.

J Multidiscip Healthc. 2021 Jan 6;14:1-8. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S276655. eCollection 2021.

PMID: 33442258 Free PMC article.


Psychological interventions to foster resilience in healthcare students.

Kunzler AM, Helmreich I, König J, Chmitorz A, Wessa M, Binder H, Lieb K.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Jul 20;7(7):CD013684. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013684.

PMID: 32691879 Free PMC article.


Trends in Moral Injury, Distress, and Resilience Factors among Healthcare Workers at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Hines SE, Chin KH, Glick DR, Wickwire EM.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jan 9;18(2):488. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18020488.

PMID: 33435300 Free PMC article.


Stress resilience during the coronavirus pandemic.

Vinkers CH, van Amelsvoort T, Bisson JI, Branchi I, Cryan JF, Domschke K, Howes OD, Manchia M, Pinto L, de Quervain D, Schmidt MV, van der Wee NJA.

Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2020 Jun;35:12-16. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2020.05.003. Epub 2020 May 11.

PMID: 32446705 Free PMC article.


Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Levels of Resilience and Burnout in Spanish Health Personnel during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Luceño-Moreno L, Talavera-Velasco B, García-Albuerne Y, Martín-García J.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jul 30;17(15):5514. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17155514.

PMID: 32751624 Free PMC article.


Resilience, COVID-19-related stress, anxiety and depression during the pandemic in a large population enriched for healthcare providers.

Barzilay R, Moore TM, Greenberg DM, DiDomenico GE, Brown LA, White LK, Gur RC, Gur RE.

Transl Psychiatry. 2020 Aug 20;10(1):291. doi: 10.1038/s41398-020-00982-4.

PMID: 32820171 Free PMC article.


Burnout and psychological distress amongst Australian healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dobson H, Malpas CB, Burrell AJ, Gurvich C, Chen L, Kulkarni J, Winton-Brown T.

Australas Psychiatry. 2021 Feb;29(1):26-30. doi: 10.1177/1039856220965045. Epub 2020 Oct 12.

PMID: 33043677 Free PMC article.


Psychological Resilience of Healthcare Professionals During COVID-19 Pandemic.

Bozda─č F, Ergün N.

Psychol Rep. 2020 Oct 13:33294120965477. doi: 10.1177/0033294120965477. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 33050800 Free PMC article.


Harnessing the Neurobiology of Resilience to Protect the Mental Well-Being of Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Rajkumar RP.

Front Psychol. 2021 Mar 18;12:621853. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.621853. eCollection 2021.

PMID: 33815205 Free PMC article. Review.


Neurobiological Mechanisms of Stress Resilience and Implications for the Aged Population.

Faye C, Mcgowan JC, Denny CA, David DJ.

Curr Neuropharmacol. 2018 Mar 5;16(3):234-270. doi: 10.2174/1570159X15666170818095105.

PMID: 28820053 Free PMC article. Review.


Stress, coping, and psychological resilience among physicians.

O'Dowd E, O'Connor P, Lydon S, Mongan O, Connolly F, Diskin C, McLoughlin A, Rabbitt L, McVicker L, Reid-McDermott B, Byrne D.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 Sep 21;18(1):730. doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3541-8.

PMID: 30241524 Free PMC article.


Mental health circumstances among health care workers and general public under the pandemic situation of COVID-19 (HOME-COVID-19).

Nochaiwong S, Ruengorn C, Awiphan R, Ruanta Y, Boonchieng W, Nanta S, Kowatcharakul W, Pumpaisalchai W, Kanjanarat P, Mongkhon P, Thavorn K, Hutton B, Wongpakaran N, Wongpakaran T; Health Outcomes and Mental Health Care Evaluation Survey Research Group (HOME-Survey).

Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Jun 26;99(26):e20751. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000020751.

PMID: 32590751 Free PMC article.


Resilience and Burnout Among Physicians and the General US Working Population.

West CP, Dyrbye LN, Sinsky C, Trockel M, Tutty M, Nedelec L, Carlasare LE, Shanafelt TD.

JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jul 1;3(7):e209385. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.9385.

PMID: 32614425 Free PMC article.


Nursing Resilience in the World of COVID-19.

Odom-Forren J.

J Perianesth Nurs. 2020 Dec;35(6):555-556. doi: 10.1016/j.jopan.2020.10.005.

PMID: 33301395 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


The relationship between resilience and empowering leader behaviour of nurse managers in the mining healthcare sector.

Tau B, Du Plessis E, Koen D, Ellis S.

Curationis. 2018 Jun 28;41(1):e1-e10. doi: 10.4102/curationis.v41i1.1775.

PMID: 30035601 Free PMC article.


Stress, Resilience, and Coping of Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Croghan IT, Chesak SS, Adusumalli J, Fischer KM, Beck EW, Patel SR, Ghosh K, Schroeder DR, Bhagra A.

J Prim Care Community Health. 2021 Jan-Dec;12:21501327211008448. doi: 10.1177/21501327211008448.

PMID: 33834900 Free PMC article.


From Resilience to Burnout in Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Emergency: The Role of the Ability to Tolerate Uncertainty.

Di Trani M, Mariani R, Ferri R, De Berardinis D, Frigo MG.

Front Psychol. 2021 Apr 16;12:646435. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.646435. eCollection 2021.

PMID: 33935905 Free PMC article.


Stress and resilience of paediatric healthcare workers during COVID-19.

Tan MY, Rajgor DD, Heng CK, Chow ASY, Tran AP, Tay SKH.

Ann Acad Med Singap. 2021 Apr;50(4):339-342. doi: 10.47102/annals-acadmedsg.2020480.

PMID: 33990822 No abstract available.


Stress, Burnout, and Resilience among Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Emergency: The Role of Defense Mechanisms.

Di Giuseppe M, Nepa G, Prout TA, Albertini F, Marcelli S, Orrù G, Conversano C.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 May 14;18(10):5258. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105258.

PMID: 34069270 Free PMC article.


Social support and mental health among health care workers during Coronavirus Disease 2019 outbreak: A moderated mediation model.

Hou T, Zhang T, Cai W, Song X, Chen A, Deng G, Ni C.

PLoS One. 2020 May 29;15(5):e0233831. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233831. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32470007 Free PMC article.


Attending to the Emotional Well-Being of the Health Care Workforce in a New York City Health System During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Ripp J, Peccoralo L, Charney D.

Acad Med. 2020 Aug;95(8):1136-1139. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003414.

PMID: 32282344 Free PMC article.