Introduction: Professional Resilience Program
The PRP is much more than just management of stress. It is the pursuit of personal health, and a professional career that is not only sustainable, but grows in a positive way. With professional resilience we can enjoy our work, whilst effectively helping children and families.
Under the leadership of Dr Doug Shelton, our PRP Working Group have put together the resources contained in these pages.
The PRP recognises that work in Neurodevelopmental-Behavioural Paediatrics can be stressful. Stress can arise from our clinical work (e.g. dealing with clinical complexity and uncertainty, managing parents in conflict), from our professional context (e.g. working in an inflexible management environment), or even from ourselves (e.g. work/life imbalance).
This stress can have consequences for our physical and mental health, impact on those we love, and reduce the effectiveness of care for the children we see.
As a member of the NBPSA, we encourage you to read these documents, think about your own situation, find a PRP strategy that works for you, and commit to this as something in your life that is of high personal value.
On behalf of the PRP working group we invite you to get started with the Overview page.
Dr Michael McDowell
Foundation President NBPSA