Letters Meet the Robodocs

Misunderstanding the meaning of resilience

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1423 (Published 18 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1423
  1. Cath Livingstone, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1Galashiels TD1 3LN, UK
  1. cath.livingstone{at}btinternet.com

McCartney’s views on resilience training as advocated by the new head of the General Medical Council, Terence Stephenson, show that she misunderstands the purpose of resilience and resilience training.1 As a member of the Army Reserve and of my NHS trust’s resilience committee, I am disturbed by this misunderstanding—it is particularly poignant …

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