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3rd Edition of

Singapore Nursing Research Conference

March 16-18, 2023 | Singapore

Nursing 2023


Speaker at Singapore Nursing Research Conference 2023 - Nombulelo
North West University, South Africa

Title: Strategies to enhance resilience to cope with workplace adversaries beyond Covid-19 among intensive care unit nurses: an integrative literature review


Background: It is critical for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses to develop resilient coping strategies to cope with workplace adversaries. The coping strategies will mitigate the development of maladaptive psychological disorders prone to working in a stressful environment. 

Objective: The aim of the study was to explore and describe the strategies that enhance resilience in ICU nurses to cope with workplace adversities beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Setting: The study was conducted by examining all available global literature in the context of the aim of the study.

Method: An integrative literature review was chosen for the study. Purposive sampling method was used to select the relevant databases to answer the review question namely: Google scholar, EBSCOhost, Medline, and Nursing/Academic Edition. The search terms used were “strategies”, “resilience”, “intensive care unit nurses”, “coping”, “workplace adversities”, and “beyond COVID-19”.

Results: Three themes emerged from the study namely: promoting personal attributes, effective relational support, and active psychological support.

Conclusion: Enhancing resilience amongst ICU nurses require both intentional individualised care from the ICU nurses and a systematic approach by nursing management that will meet the psychological needs of ICU nurses when working in a stressful ICU environment.