Resilience, an individual’s ability to bounce back after adversity or failure, has recently become an important topic in health care because of its inverse relationship to burnout.1- 4 Much has been written about the factors that promote resilience,5- 9 which include self-regulation, realistic optimism, grit, and a strong social network. These factors are vital, but they don’t get to the source of resilience.
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