Resilience in Workplace as Perceived by Nurses at Alexandria Main University Hospital

Document Type : Research articles


Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University, Egypt


Abstract: Nurses are working in a complex care environment, and fiercely competing market. Nurses frequently experience fatigue, burnout, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, fear, discrimination, isolation from society, and frustration regarding the outcomes of the disease, which may lead to poor morale at work, absenteeism, apathy, and poor work performance. Therefore, resilience is a protective agent with nurses’ physical and mental wellbeing. Aim: To investigate nurses’ perception about resilience in workplace at Alexandria Main University Hospital. Study design: A Descriptive correlational research design was used to conduct this study. Setting: The study was conducted at Alexandria Main University Hospital. Subjects: All nurses who provide direct and indirect nursing care at the previously mentioned units, available at the time of data collection and with more than 1 year of experience were included in the study. N (356), classified 139 in critical care units and 217 in intensive care units. Tools: One tool was used to collect the necessary data. Resilience at work Scale and sociodemographic characteristics. Method: self-administered questionnaires were conducted by the researcher to collect the required data. Results: More than one third of the studied nurses (38.8%) had high-level of resilience at workplace. However, (59.6%) of the studied nurses had a moderate level of resilience at workplace, and 1.7 % of the studied nurses had low level of resilience at workplace. Conclusion: There were weak positive significance correlation between nurses` perception of living authentically and managing stress, no statistically significant correlation between finding your calling dimension and maintaining perspectives dimension, maintaining perspectives dimension and building social connection dimension. Also, there was no statistically significant difference between the mean score of nurse’s resilience at workplace and nurses `sociodemographic characteristics. Recommendations: Arranging Leadership training programs that include a strong emphasis on encouraging adequate self-reflection, managers should take steps to keep psychologically secure environments for nurses. Mentorship programs are recommended by improving positive and supportive professional relationships, supporting optimism, emotional insight, life balance, and spirituality, having enough nurses and resources to lessen the workload and deliver high-quality service, improved communication of work-related issues with nursing leaders and involved in problem-solving for enhancing working conditions to a less stressful work environment and improved resilience.