Continuing EducationResilience A Historical Review of the ConstructTusaie, Kathleen PhD, APRN-BC; Dyer, Janyce DNSc, CRNP, CS Author Information From the University of Akron College of Nursing, Akron, Ohio (Tusaie) The Barry University School of Nursing, Miami Shores, Fla. (Dyer) Corresponding author: Kathleen Tusaie, PhD, APRN-BC, University of Akron College of Nursing, Mary Gladwin Hall, Akron, OH 44325 (e-mail: [email protected]). CE 1.5 Contact Hours See test on pp. 9–10 Holistic Nursing Practice: January 2004 - Volume 18 - Issue 1 - p 3-10 Buy Abstract Evolution of the construct of resilience from physiological and psychological research extends from the 1800s to the present. This review supports 3 observations: (1) the importance of a dynamic, interactive perspective for understanding resilience; (2) the complexity of the construct requires a holistic perspective; and (3) the importance of exposure to diverse experiences and educational perspectives for professional health care students. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.