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References & Resources

Welcome to the Open Resource Collection for the RNRnR Program

We are a growing, evidence-based project. We are always looking for research, insights, and evidence-based knowledge. On this page, you will find academic research, peer-reviewed references as well as references and articles from journalism.  We also offer links and information from kindred-spirit organizations and leaders who share our dedication to solving issues of burnout, post-traumatic growth, and sustained recovery.

Academic Resources

Posttraumatic Growth: Theory, Research, Application

By Richard Tedeschi, et al “Post-Traumatic Growth: Finding Meaning and Creativity in Adversity” published in Scientific American, April 20, 2020 by Scott Barry Kaufman

Posttraumatic Growth: Theory, Research and Applications

By Richard G. Tedeschi, Jane Shakespeare-Finch, Kanako Taku and Lawrence G. Calhoun,

Middle Range Theory of Nurses’ Psychological Trauma

By Dr. Karen J. Foli & John R.Thompson. (2019).

The Influence of Psychological Trauma in Nursing

By Karen J. Foli and John R.Thompson

Tribe on Homecoming and Belonging

By Sebastian Junger

G.R.A.C.E for Nurses: Cultivating Compassion

By Joan Halifax

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 1

Growth After Trauma

By Lorna Collier, November 2016, article in the American Psychological Association.

Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World

By Stephen Kellert

Four Crucial Strategies for Improving Nurse Retention

By L. G. Calhoun and R. G. Tedeschi can be contacted at: Department of Psychology – UNC Charlotte – Charlotte, NC 28223 USA. 

What is PostTraumatic Growth ( & Inventory and Scale),

by  Madhuleena Roy Chowdhury, BA in Positive Psychology, 2019 


The Impact of Resiliency on Nurse Burnout: An Integrative Literature Review By Brown, S., Whichello, R., & Price, S. (2018). The impact of resiliency on nurse burnout: An integrative literature review. MedSurg Nursing 27(6), 349-378.

Factors Associated with the Psychological Well-Being Among Front-line Nurses Exposed to COVID-2019 in China: A Predictive Study

Experiences of Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A mixed-methods study.LoGiudice, J. A. & Bartos, S. (2021). Experiences of Nurses During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Study. Advanced Critical Care, 32(1), 14-25.

Accommodation to Violent Dying by E.E. Rynerson, MD and Fanny Correa

Moral Injury Workbook, ​​Wyatt R Evans, Robyn D Walser, Kent D Drescher, Jacob K Farnsworth, Reed, K., Cochran, K.L., Edelblute, A., Manzanares, D., Sinn, H., Henry, M., & Moss, M. (2020).

Creative arts therapy as a potential intervention to prevent burnout and build resilience in health care professionals. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 31(2), 179-190. Https:// Reed, K., Cochran, K.L., Edelblute, A., Manzanares, D., Sinn, H., Henry, M., & Moss, M. (2020).

Creating healthy working environments for second victims of adverse events. AACN Critical Care, 28(4), 366-374. https://doi. org/10.4037/aacnacc2017996 Tamburri, L. M. (2017).

Designing a resilience program for critical care nurses. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 28(4), 359-365. Mealer, M., Hodapp, R., Conrad, D., Dimidjian, S., Rothbaum, B., & Moss, M. (2017).

Personal resilience as a strategy for surviving and thriving in the face of workplace adversity: a literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 60(1), 1-9. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007/0.4412.x  Jackson, D., Firtko, A., & Edenborough, M. (2017).

Positive emotion skill intervention to address burnout in critical care nurses. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 31(2), 167-178. Cheun, E. O., Hernandez, A., Herold, E., & Moskowitz, J. T. (2020).

Invisible moral wounds on the COVID-19 pandemic: are we experiencing moral injury? AACN Advanced Critical Care, 32(1), 119-125. Rushton, C., Turner, K., Brock, R. N., & Braxton, J. M. (2021).

Battling burnout at the frontlines of healthcare amid COVID-19. AACN Advanced Critical Care 32(2), 195-203. Howell, B.A. (2021).

Intervention to promote physician well-being, job satisfaction, and professionalism: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Med. 174(4), 527-533. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.14387 West, C. P., Liselotte, N. D., Rabatin, J. T., Call, T. G., Davidson, J. H., Multari, A., Ronamski, S. A., Henriksen Hellyer, J. M., Sloan, J. A., & Shanafelt, T. D. (2014).

Voices from the COVID-19 frontline: Nurses’ trauma and coping. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(9), 3853-3866. Foli, K. J., Forster, A., CHeng, C., Zhang, L., & Chiu, Y. (2021).


Brene Brown Interview with Emily and Amelia Nagoski, October 14, 2022 “Burnout And How To Address the Stress Cycle” (podcast)

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle Amy Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski

Hospitality Maine Mental Health and Stress Management Training