Clinician resilience during COVID-19

2021Clinician resilience during COVID-19Free

Event Details

This course will provide clinicians with resilience tools that they can use to improve their wellbeing under the normal stresses of clinical work and also in times of upheaval, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clinical practice can be challenging under normal circumstances, and it can be very stressful in times of change and upheaval, such as during a pandemic. In order to perform at your best, you must have resilience skills. Resilience is more than simply ‘bouncing back’: it is the capacity to maintain growth through hardships and emerge from challenges stronger than before. Research shows that resilience is the key for success and satisfaction in life.The course will help you to:

  • Face challenges – such as the COVID-19 pandemic – using specific resilience tools
  • Respond appropriately and constructively to difficult situations
  • Build your capacity to conceptualise adversity as a challenge rather than as a threat
  • Develop coping strategies and tools


All clinicians working in healthcare: nurses, doctors and allied health professionals.


  1. Define the concept of resilience
  2. Outline the role of appraisal in resilience
  3. Identify the three components of appraisal
  4. Identify healthy versus unhealthy attributions
  5. Understand the role of resources and demands in determining whether adversity is viewed as a threat or challenge
  6. Identify problem-focused coping strategies
  7. Identify emotion-focused coping strategies
  8. Engage in the What Went Well Exercise
  9. Design a personal well-being plan


  • Tutorial 1: Overview of Resilience
  • Tutorial 2: Appraisal: Attribution and Meaning
  • Tutorial 3: Appraisal: Coping Strategies

List of particular knowledge or skills obtained through course

  • Tutorial 1 – What is resilience and how does our appraisal of adversity affect our well-being?
  • Tutorial 2 – The difference between healthy and unhealthy attributions and the importance of challenge versus treat meanings
  • Tutorial 3 – Ability to apply problem solving and emotion-focused coping strategies


The assessment is submission of tutorial unit self-assessments.

A Certificate of Completion is provided upon satisfactory completion of the course.


Course completion requires approximately 5 hours of elearning.

Clinicians have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the eLearning Education app on mobiles and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Program materials can also be accessed using a web browser.


Year Around Event (2021)




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