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Title: Staff experiences in paediatric trauma services : exploring perceptions of resilience when dealing with distress
Author: Foat-Smith, Gemma
ISNI:       0000 0004 6424 5250
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2017
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Understanding how health professionals manage distress in paediatric health settings represents an area that has been understudied. The current study aimed to explore resilience amongst staff working in a paediatric trauma health setting. Seven health professionals were recruited and the data analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Approach (IPA). The findings highlight the importance of self-awareness in understanding resilience amongst professionals working in this context. This was particularly in considering the professional and physical limitations of the individual. Further research is recommended in further developing a theoretical understanding of resilience in this context. Recommendations for supporting professionals in maintaining and developing resilience are made.
Supervisor: Hodge, Suzanne Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral