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Letters Meet the Robodocs

Misunderstanding the meaning of resilience

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (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}

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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