Resilience and Professional Quality of Life: Critical Attributes for Military Healthcare Professionals

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304336
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Resilience and Professional Quality of Life: Critical Attributes for Military Healthcare Professionals
Author(s):
Leners, Colleen A.; Sowers, Ramona
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Mu
Author Details:
Colleen A. Leners, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ENP, druiad@aol.com; Ramona Sowers, DNP, FNP-BC; Ramona Sowers, DNP, FNP-BC;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

  The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between resilience and professional quality of life among military health care providers.

Methods:

The methods includes description of research design, sample, setting, and instruments used for measurement.  

Results: description of sample demographics, descriptive presentation of study variables, and examination of professional quality of life and resilience levels among deployed military personnel. Comparisons and correlational analysis of the study variables are examined.The findings of this exploratory descriptive, correlational quantitative study of the relationship between resilience and professional quality of life among military providers. The sample size was 168 military medical providers who were primarily white, married, and between the ages of 23-66+ (with 57% falling between 40-55 years of age). The providers were highly experienced, with over 30% of the sample having greater than 21+ years in both the military and professional experience. The majority of the sample had a master’s degree. The correlation between resilience and professional quality of life was significant in all three subgroups, with compassion satisfaction p =.00, burnout p = .03, and secondary trauma p =.00. The additional analysis showed a significant difference in providers deployed to Iraq versus non deployed providers.

Conclusion:

The overall purpose of this study was to describe the relationship of resilience to professional quality of life in military medical providers. Resilience was evaluated using scores that rated compassion satisfaction, burnout and compassion fatigue. The providers were deployed and non-deployed.

This study showed a significant positive relationship between resilience and professional quality of life in military healthcare providers.  Some of the current study’s results did agree with data from previous literature. This study highlighted the need for a larger study with a more representative sample in order to adequately evaluate these important factors in retention and accession of military healthcare providers.

Keywords:
Resilience; Secondary trauma; Professional quality of Life
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResilience and Professional Quality of Life: Critical Attributes for Military Healthcare Professionalsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeners, Colleen A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSowers, Ramonaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Muen_GB
dc.author.detailsColleen A. Leners, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ENP, druiad@aol.com; Ramona Sowers, DNP, FNP-BC; Ramona Sowers, DNP, FNP-BC;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304336-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>  The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between resilience and professional quality of life among military health care providers. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p class="APA">The methods includes description of research design, sample, setting, and instruments used for measurement.   <p><b>Results: </b> description of sample demographics, descriptive presentation of study variables, and examination of professional quality of life and resilience levels among deployed military personnel. Comparisons and correlational analysis of the study variables are examined.The findings of this exploratory descriptive, correlational quantitative study of the relationship between resilience and professional quality of life among military providers. The sample size was 168 military medical providers who were primarily white, married, and between the ages of 23-66+ (with 57% falling between 40-55 years of age). The providers were highly experienced, with over 30% of the sample having greater than 21+ years in both the military and professional experience. The majority of the sample had a master’s degree. The correlation between resilience and professional quality of life was significant in all three subgroups, with compassion satisfaction <i>p </i>=.00<i>, </i>burnout <i>p </i>= .03, and secondary trauma <i>p </i>=.00. The additional analysis showed a significant difference in providers deployed to Iraq versus non deployed providers. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p class="APA">The overall purpose of this study was to describe the relationship of resilience to professional quality of life in military medical providers. Resilience was evaluated using scores that rated compassion satisfaction, burnout and compassion fatigue. The providers were deployed and non-deployed. <p class="APA">This study showed a significant positive relationship between resilience and professional quality of life in military healthcare providers.  Some of the current study’s results did agree with data from previous literature. This study highlighted the need for a larger study with a more representative sample in order to adequately evaluate these important factors in retention and accession of military healthcare providers.en_GB
dc.subjectResilienceen_GB
dc.subjectSecondary traumaen_GB
dc.subjectProfessional quality of Lifeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:48Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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