Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Resiliency

Resiliency Training for Health Professionals

The mindful-self care and resiliency (MSCR) program for health professionals is a compassion fatigue and burnout prevention program for nurses and health professionals that has been running since 2014 at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) in Perth, Western Australia as part of professional development training. The initial pilot evaluation paper and follow trial papers are shown below (with a link to the article). The current plan is to continue to deliver MSCR training to nurses at SCGH and at other Australian hospitals as opportunities arise. The program was developed by myself, Mark Craigie in collaboration with a number of colleagues shown below. It is has also been adapted to an abbreviated 1-day version for mental health practitioners and support staff, and can easily be adapted to other professional groups. This briefer version was delivered to victim support counsellors employed by the Department of Attorney General, Western Australia. MSCR continues to be run at SCGH for nurses, with plans for training remote and rural Doctors in 2018 in Queensland and a broader roll-out in the future as funding permits. For more information about the MSCR program please go to the MSCR page on this website, or email Mark (Contact Us page on this website).


  • Slatyer, S., Craigie, M., Heritage, B. et al (2017).  Evaluating the effectiveness of a brief mindful self-care and resiliency (MSCR) intervention for nurses: a controlled trial. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0795-x
  • Craigie, M. A., Slatyer, S., Hegney, D., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Gentry, E., et al. (2016). A pilot evaluation of a mindful self-care and resiliency (MSCR) intervention for nurses. Mindfulness, DOI: 10.1007/s12671-016-0516-x.