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Letters Is resilience a trainable skill?

Resilience training: help us be resourceful

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 18 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4174
  1. Rod S Jennings, general practitioner
  1. Bulkington Surgery, Bedworth CV12 9JB, UK
  1. rodthedoc{at}

The R word is becoming prevalent in discussions of the NHS workforce and needs to be banned.1 It seems to have spilled over from industry and management, along with the other R word, robustness, and is now seen as an absolute prerequisite for working in the NHS. Comparing army combat stress …

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