The role of individual factors in the mental health of NHS ambulance personnel

Four NHS ambulance trusts in England facilitated the recruitment of a purposive sample of ambulance personnel. The researchers were limited in access to sites and relied on the communication team at...

Road resilience: adaptive education for emerging challenges

The efficacy of any professional training programme depends on educators being able to prepare students for the future. Paramedicine in 2030 will not be the role students sign up for today...

Salutogenesis: the case for a holistic tool for paramedic assessment of wellness

Salutogenesis is an approach to conceptualising wellness that examines health as a continuum and considers a multifactorial approach to determining an individual's health status (University West...

Secondary traumatic stress and resilience among EMS

The Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) assesses the ability to recover from stressful situations. The BRS is a validated self-report 6-item scale rating one of the highest levels of quality for measuring...

Building psychological resilience in the paramedic

Historically, the origins of ‘serious play’ as a concept can be found in the seminal work of Piaget (1951) on social constructivism, and the version later developed in Harel and Papert's (1991)...

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