“Awareness is the first step”: An interprofessional course on mindfulness & mindful-movement for healthcare professionals and students.

Authors: Kinser P, Braun S, Deeb G, Carrico C, Dow A

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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2016 Nov;25:18-25

Abstract
High levels of stress and related burnout in healthcare professionals (HCPs) are prevalent and costly conditions. Mindfulness training has received recent attention as a possible prevention/intervention strategy to enhance resilience to stress and reduce risk of burnout in HCPs. The purpose of this mixed-methods pilot study was to evaluate the preliminary feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effects of an 8-week mindfulness curriculum for interprofessional HCPs and trainees (n = 27). Qualitative findings supported feasibility and acceptability of the course for a wide variety of HCP disciplines, including nursing, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, social work, mental health, and clinical research. Despite being limited by a small sample size, there were statistically significant reductions in perceived stress, anxiety, and specific aspects of burnout from pre-to post-intervention and there was a trend in an enhanced sense of personal accomplishment over time.

PMID:

PubMed:27863607

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