FEATUREAn Investigation of Nurses' and Midwives' Academic/Clinical Workplaces A Healing Model to Improve and Sustain Hope, Optimism, and Resilience in Professional PracticeGlass, Nel PhD, MHPEd, BA, RN, FRCNA, FCN(NSW) Author Information Australian Catholic University & St Vincent's Mercy Private, Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Melbourne VIC, Australia. Corresponding Author: Nel Glass, PhD, MHPEd, BA, RN, FRCNA, FCN(NSW), Australian Catholic University & St Vincent's Mercy Private, Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Melbourne VIC, Australia ([email protected]). The author thanks the participants who willingly gave of their time and shared, at times, very difficult experiences in support of healing outcomes for all nurses and midwives, Dr Kierrynn Davis, Southern Cross University, for her scholarly comments on an earlier draft of this article, and Southern Cross University, Australia, for partial funding of this project. Holistic Nursing Practice: May 2009 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 158-170 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e3181a056c4 Buy Metrics Abstract This article reveals the findings from a recent international ethnographic research project on nurses' and midwives' resilience, hope, and optimism in their workplace. The research found that the need for resilience was critical to one's healing in the workplace. An innovative model to respond strategically to the workplace is revealed. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.