BACKGROUND:There is a need to examine the psychological traits that impact the "personal quality of life" and "personal well-being" of caregivers in the workplace. PURPOSE:This research proposes the resource-based reflective risk assessment model using a "at risk" framework to integrate mental health traits, producing a "portrait" of nursing quality of life and well-being. METHODS:Cross-sectional surveys on the quality of work life of nurses in Australia and Mexico were used to collect data. FINDINGS:Significant differences based on the ProQOL "at-risk" categories were found in all the 10 constructs with a similar pattern between the 2 countries. The proposed model was shown to be a useful framework for integrating mental health constructs that have a "draining" and "gaining" effect on nurses' well-being. DISCUSSION:The proposed model provides framework for understanding nursing well-being as well an integrating structure to add additional constructs to construct a comprehensive portrait of nurses' quality work life and personal well-being.