Resilence: Preventing Burnout Among Public Health Professionals, Faculty, Clinicians, and Trainees
Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth1.
According to peer-reviewed studies, there are actually three different subtypes of burnout — “exhaustion” (feeling overloaded with work's demands or commitments), “under-challenged” (feeling a lack of development), and “worn-out” (wanting to give up and neglect one’s duties).2
Researchers believe the following model illustrates seven key characteristics of a resilient individual in addressing burnout3. Some of these characteristics are intrinsic abilities but all of them can be developed with the right kind of support and guidance. This training spotlight, guided by this model, aims to provide trainings that facilitate the translation of science to practice around the complex nature of personal resilience.
Below are customized learning opportunities based on the seven characteristics of the Resilient Individual Framework: 1) Emotional control, 2) Positive self-regard, 3) Sense of purpose, 4) Solution focus, 5) Sense of well-being and balance, 6) Support networks, and 7) Reflection and perspective. View each of characteristic below and corresponding learning opportunities:
Emotional control is a person’s capability to understand and manage emotions in an appropriate way.
The Art of Managing Emotions. Date Developed: March 9, 2012. Source: World of Business Ideas. Presenter(s): Daniel Goleman. Type: Video/TEDx Talks. Level: Introductory. Length: 9 minutes.
Sense of purpose is understanding what and who is important and having a sense of meaning in life.
How to Find Your True Purpose in Life. Date Developed: September 28, 2017. Source: JackCanfield- Maximizing Your Potential. Presenter(s): Jack Canfield. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 8 minutes.
What Makes Life Meaningful.Date Developed: March 14, 2013. Source: TEDxCSU Presenter(s): Michael Steger. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 17 minutes.
How to Find Meaning in Life. Date Developed: February 27, 2019. Source: American Psychological Association. Presenter(s): Clara Hill, PhD. Type: Audio. Level: Introductory. Length: 47 minutes.
Supporting One Another in Times of Crisis. Date Developed: March 13, 2020. Source: Harvard Graduate School of Education. Presenter(s): Richard Weissbourd. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 2 minutes.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.