Context and relationship: defining resilience in health social workers

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dc.contributor.author Adamson, Carole en
dc.contributor.author Beddoe, Elizabeth en
dc.contributor.author Huggard, Peter en
dc.coverage.spatial Auckland, New Zealand en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-03T21:52:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-11-05 en
dc.identifier.citation Health of the Health Professional. 05 Nov 2011 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10311 en
dc.description.abstract A qualitative study of social workers in physical and mental health asked experienced social workers who self-defined as resilient to define the concept and to explore the elements of resiliency within their practice. Initial definition of resilience as a personal characteristic was developed into a strongly contextual and relational construct, the binding feature of which was self-awareness and the capacity to reflect. A strong feature of the social workers’ understanding of resilience was their focus on relationship with colleagues and the quality of professional social work practice with service users. Further reflexive and structural elements in their professional lives were identified, highlighting that resilience within health social workers is in dynamic relationship with the organisational context. A resilience framework derived from current literature and from the research is presented. en
dc.relation.ispartof Health of the Health Professional interdisciplinary conference en
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dc.title Context and relationship: defining resilience in health social workers en
dc.type Conference Poster en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the author en
pubs.publication-status In preparation en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.elements-id 210756 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-06-07 en


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