Why resiliency matters
Burns told attendees that resiliency is a significant trait to possess in veterinary medicine because it:
- Provides you with the emotional strength needed to cope with trauma, adversity, and hardship.
- Allows you to work beyond setbacks and not let them deter you.
- Makes you less likely to feel overwhelmed or helpless.
- Helps you avoid unhealthy coping strategies (eg, avoidance, isolation, and self-medication).