Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Professionals: Results From a Randomized Trial
International Journal of Stress Management
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2005
Source ID: shanti-sources-22274
Zotero Collections: Contemplation by Applied Subject, Heath Care Workers & Organizations and Contemplation, Psychiatry and Contemplation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction / Cognitive Therapy, Psychotherapy and Contemplation, Health Care and Contemplation
Abstract: 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.