Deep Understanding about Strategies for Self-resilience of Newly Appointed Nurses; Qualitative Approach


  • B. Sunil S. De Silva1 , Faiz MMT Marikar1,2



Self resilience, Newly appointed, Nurses, Qualitative.


The purpose of this study was to examined existing strategies for self- resilience of newly appointed nurses
in National Hospital of Sri Lanka. Authors studied physical, psychological and socio-cultural strategies for
self-resilience of newly appointed nurses. The target population of this study was eleven months experiences
in various clinical settings in National Hospital of Sri Lanka and number of samples was fifteen. Nurses
were selected using purposive sampling method as qualitative study. The data were collected from January
to August 2019. According to this study, result outcomes were taken from the fifteen interviews and those
findings categorized into three main themes. Some special findings were presented as quotations. Those
themes were a) happy and strong mind, b) pretty and healthy life and c) good and loving social bond
for enhancing self-resilience. These findings suggest to future generation of nursing profession to increase
their self-resilience. Additionally, nurses and nursing administrators learning how to enhance and improve
resilience while working in the profession of nursing.

Author Biography

B. Sunil S. De Silva1 , Faiz MMT Marikar1,2

1Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka,
2Staff Development Centre, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka