A Concept Analysis of the Phenomenon of Resilience
Simulation Laboratory, Rutgers University Camden, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Robert Scoloveno
Director-Simulation Laboratory and Assistant Professor
Rutgers, University Camden, Nursing, 215 North 3rd St
Camden, NJ 08853, United States
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 10, 2016; Accepted date: July 08, 2016; Published date: July 16, 2016
Citation: Scoloveno R (2016) A Concept Analysis of the Phenomenon of Resilience. J Nurs Care 5:353. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000353
Copyright: © 2016 Scoloveno R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The purpose of this paper was to describe and clarify the construct of resilience in effort to identify its importance and usefulness to nursing. A synthesis of the relevant literature defining and clarifying the concept of resilience, its attributes, antecedents and consequences are presented. The definitions of the concept of resilience through the years have been relatively similar in their inclusion of the elements of positive adaptation or coping in the face of severe stress or adversity. However, the terms that have been used to describe this phenomenon differ and include invulnerability, hardiness, and stress resistance. The concept of resilience is one that can be used by nurses when caring for people who are facing physical, psychosocial and cultural adversities within their environment. It is unclear whether resilience is an outcome of an intervention, or a moderator or mediator to coping behaviors. What becomes clear is that more nursing research needs to be done to examine the role of resilience in health promotion, acute care, and chronic illness.