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FOSTER A RESILIENT CARE-FORCE PART 11Teaching Resilience in the Care-Force?
What does resilience look like in the care-setting.
It is the worker who keeps turning up. It is the elderly resident who has lost function and family but keeps smiling. Resilience is dealing with grief and loss on a daily basis. It is managing money and finances. It is maintaining standards. It is improving what we do and how we do. Resilience is turning up, supporting ourselves and others and doing the best job that we can do. Resilience is learning from our mistakes and owning our vulnerability.
“When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something”.
Not all workplaces or workers are resilient.
BUT resilience can be learned and should be supported.
In the care setting, this can be realised by incorporating some crucial facets to the workplace such as:
Promoting Resilience in Care Services
Different strokes for different folks. A one size fits all approach to adult learning will never work. The ‘antie’ increases when talking about resilience.
Resilience can be built within the care-force through implementing a number of different activities. This approach can be easily modified to suit the needs of the workplace and the workforce.
Essentially, there are six steps that assist the educator plan effective resilience building skills and behaviours within the care-force. Think about:
If positivity is not your natural state of mind, do not despair! It is just a thought and thoughts can change.
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” Willie Nelson
SOME TIPS TO ACKNOWLEDGE OTHERS
It all starts with you.
These types of questions help care professionals to gain insight into their experiences and to keep track of their progress. Self-reflection is an invaluable quality in a care worker. Learning to consistently reflect on what they can do in order to improve their performance over time manages improvement continuously. Staff who develop a sense of self-worth and value within the workplace grow value to theory workplace.
Being able to communicate, think and plan ahead of time builds team work. Team work is essential to maintain a harmonious workplace. When the workplace is not so harmonious, being able to communicate, think and plan help rebuild the team.
There will always be crakes. We cannot have success if there is not failure. Having a resilient care-force means that workers feel valued for their contribution and are actively engage in critical reflection and continuous improvement that promotes personal, professional and business success. This is important if the business is in the business of care.
I am passionate about building our CARE-FORCE. I work with small to medium size care service providers to develop programs that suit their business.
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