Resilience: part of the problem or part of the solution?

Traynor, Michael ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2065-8374 (2017) Resilience: part of the problem or part of the solution? Mental Health Nursing, 37 (6) . pp. 8-10. ISSN 1353-0283

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Abstract

The article gives a summary of where notions of resilience in health first came from, how discussion of resilience has proliferated across widely different sectors, how it has been taken up by individualising tendencies in culture and finally how it is the perfect neoliberal tool. I want to also argue that if you understand something of the political and policy context of today’s healthcare it can allow you to avoid taking on personal responsibility for situations that have been brought about by others – by politicians and policy makers for example. This awareness can give you and your colleagues what I will call ‘critical resilience’.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: December 2017/January 2018
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 22832
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Depositing User: Michael Traynor
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 12:58
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 17:25
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22832

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