Nurses and nurse leaders are working in unprecedented, intense and demanding environments during the COVID-19 pandemic. If stressful work conditions remain at extraordinarily high levels, nurses and leaders may ultimately choose to leave their position.
This presentation focuses on how nurses can foster their own individual resilience within the current pandemic environment, as well as learn more about the role of the workplace in supporting nurses' resilience.
Sonia Udod, RN, PhD
Dr. Udod’s program of research focuses on nurse leader development critical to the creation of high quality healthcare workplaces, leading to quality nurse, patient, and organizational outcomes. She is passionate about enhancing nurse leader capacity in the workplace, and has a passion for teaching students to be effective leaders.
Her teaching expertise includes leadership and management, research methods, advanced qualitative methods, and has taught in undergraduate and graduate level nursing courses using various teaching modalities.
Dr. Udod received the Top Researcher in Socio-Health, New Investigator Establishment Grant Award, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), Martha Donavan Leadership Award, Gail Donner Fellowship in Nursing, and Rosenstadt Doctoral Dissertation Award, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. She is a member of the Academy of Management, Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing, and the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM), University of Alberta.