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  • Writer's pictureFelicity Baker

NIHR Feasibility of web-based resilience training for nurses

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

Our European Union Funded research evaluated the usability of a web-based resilience training course for nursing staff

Nursing staff are a professional group facing multiple challenges in their roles, including high levels of pressure and emotional demands. These along with frequent exposure to trauma and loss can undermine resilience and wellbeing.

With knowledge of these challenges we developed an online training package aimed at offering strategies to improve resilience and wellbeing in an accessible format to nursing staff.

As the UK NHS is an employer of a large workforce, one of the advantages of delivering support via online methods is that training can be made available to large numbers of staff across multiple organisations.

We worked with the Birmingham NIHR Trauma MIC to conduct the research. This is an organisation who bring together patients clinicians, researchers, commissioners and industry in the development of new medical technologies.

Our research, supported by funding from the European Union, evaluated the usability of the sample resilience course as an online training programme with a view to informing further App development. The study showed a positive impact on self-awareness of stress symptoms, on knowledge about resilience and resilience skills, and on motivation to make positive behaviour change. Click here to view the results of the study, published in the Journal of Technology in Behavioural Science.

If you would like to find out more about any of our research projects, please get in touch.


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