Cognitive Resilience?

when people hear mental toughness, staunch academics sometimes balk when they hear the term

perhaps we need to change the language. If people actually read the literature and how they define it, might change opinions

– @ResusPadawan

AWn: Performance in Crisis

One thought on “Cognitive Resilience?

  1. Stephen Wiebe

    “Surprise inoculation” is the term I would use for the scenario training I have been going through with Yen Chow for the last 12 years or so. We also train for cognitive overload, which often happens when we are bombarded by information upon entering a room where a resuscitation is taking place, but I think what we are trying to get at is something that hits a person on a deeper level. It is more of a sense of surprise or shock at an unforeseen occurrence or cluster of events that have resulted in the sudden deterioration of our patient. The initial surprise results in a catecholamine response (fight/flight/freeze) that clouds the clinician’s thinking accompanied by an underlying emotional stress response. The more often we see an event or scenario played out, the less likely we are to be surprised by it, thus “surprise inoculation.”


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