Book Review: The Resilient Nurse: Empowering Your Practice

  • Sharon Carroll


The authors present an excellent resource for nursing students, nursing educators and nurses in clinical practice to enhance resiliency strategies in preparation for facing challenging situations in the healthcare environment within the context of nursing practice. The purpose of the book is to provide a guide in fostering and building resilience by developing capabilities that promote " strong, determined, enthusiastic, and effective responses when facing adversity, challenges, hardships, and disappointments" (p.xiv). The goal is to help empower nursing students (and nurses) to take decisive action, " ... implementing changes that will moderate the impact of stress and adversity on workers' lives" (p.15).

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