Towards an understanding of resilience and its relevance to medical training

Amanda Howe, Anna Smajdor, Andrea Stöckl

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This article explores the concept of resilience and its potential relevance to medicine. It also looks at the dimensions of resilience and its ethical importance for effective professional practice, and considers whether a focus on resilience might be useful in medical training.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-56
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • Clinical Competence
  • Education, Medical
  • Humans
  • Professional Practice
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • Self-Assessment
  • Social Control, Informal
  • Students, Medical

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