Mindfulness training for health care workers (review)

Mindfulness: theories & benefits

Morgan, P., Simpson, J., & Smith, A. (2014). Health Care Workers’ Experiences of Mindfulness Training: a Qualitative Review. Mindfulness, 1-15.

From the Abstract. Evidence is accumulating that mindfulness training is useful in reducing stress for health care workers and may increase the quality of their interactions with patients. To evaluate how health care workers experience mindfulness training, a review was conducted, synthesising published qualitative papers on the experiences of health care workers currently practising or those in clinical training who had attended mindfulness training.

The synthesis describes health care workers’ experiences of overcoming challenges to practice in mindfulness training, such as shifting focus from caring for others to self-care, leading to an experiential understanding of mindfulness and a new relationship to experience.

Perceived benefits of mindfulness training ranged from increased personal wellbeing and self-compassion to enhanced presence when relating to others, leading to enhanced compassion and a sense…

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