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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Professionals: Results From a Randomized Trial
International Journal of Stress Management
Short Title: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Professionals
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2005
Pages: 164-176
Library/Archive: (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved
Sources ID: 22274
Visibility: Private
Abstract: (Show)

The literature is replete with evidence that the stress inherent in health care negatively impacts health care professionals, leading to increased depression, decreased job satisfaction, and psychological distress. In an attempt to address this, the current study examined the effects of a short-term stress management program, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), on health care professionals. Results from this prospective randomized controlled pilot study suggest that an 8-week MBSR intervention may be effective for reducing stress and increasing quality of life and self-compassion in health care professionals. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.

Psychiatry and Contemplation
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction / Cognitive Therapy
Health Care and Contemplation
Psychotherapy and Contemplation
Heath Care Workers & Organizations and Contemplation
Contemplation by Applied Subject