Contemporary research increasingly includes the paradigm of complexity which involves an existential project that guides daily actions: i.e. political choices, the organization and management of services, treatment programs and interventions aiming to improve quality of life. Over the past two decades, research on resilience has grown rapidly and - given the impact of resilience on health and quality of life - it now includes the study of policies and care practices. The author - using a ecological, social and human approach to traumatic events - examines the construct of resilience and resistance and its opposite: "inflexibility" and "withdrawal".
Keywords: Resilience, assisted resilience, resistance, withdrawal