Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers



shutterstock_148531916…it increases medical errors 

…it decreases patient satisfaction 

…it undermines the wellbeing of medical providers and their families 

…and 30-40% of doctors and nurses have it. 


With mindfulness you can relieve burnout

while improving in other crucial areas.

According to the research, healthcare providers that practice mindfulness have reductions in:

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  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Even better, those mindful providers see improvements in:

  • Medical communication 
  • Patient satisfaction 
  • Work-life satisfaction 
  • Mood and well-being 

Find out for yourself.

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The statements above are  based on the following research:

  • Beddoe, A. E. & Murphy, S. O. (2004). Does mindfulness decrease stress and foster empathy among nursing students? Journal of Nursing Education, 43(7). 305-312.
  • Beach MC, Roter D, Korthuis PT, et al. A Multicenter Study of Physician Mindfulness and Health Care Quality. Annals of Family Medicine. 2013;11(5):421-428. doi:10.1370/afm.1507.
  • Cimiotti JP1, Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Wu ES.  Nurse staffing, burnout, and health care-associated infection. Am J Infect Control. 2012 Aug;40(6):486-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.02.029.
  • Fortney L, Luchterhand C, Zakletskaia L, Zgierska A, Rakel D.  Abbreviated Mindfulness Intervention for Job Satisfaction, Quality of Life, and Compassion in Primary Care Clinicians:  A Pilot Study.  Annals of Family Medicine. 2013;11:412-420; doi:10.1370/afm.1511
  • Kang, Y. S., Choi, S. Y., & Ryu, E. (2009). The effectiveness of a stress coping program based on mindfulness meditation on the stress, anxiety, and depression experienced by nursing students in Korea. Nurse Education Today, 29(5). 538-543
  • Krasner MS, Epstein RM, Beckman H, Suchman AL, Chapman B, Mooney CJ, Quill TE. Association of an Educational Program in Mindful Communication With Burnout, Empathy, and Attitudes Among Primary Care Physicians. JAMA. 2009;302(12):1284-1293. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1384
  • Mackenzie, C. S., Poulin, P. A., & Seidman-Carlson, R. (2006). A brief mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention for nurses and nurse aides. Applied Nursing Research, 19(2). 105-109.
  • Penque, Susan. (2009). Mindfulness based stress reduction effects on registered nurses. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://hdl.handle.net/11299/58728.
  • Pipe, T. B., Bortz, J. J., Dueck, A., et al. (2009).  Nurse Leader Mindfulness Meditation Program for Stress Management A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal Of Nursing Administration, 39(3). 130-137.
  • Wallace JE, Lemaire JB, Ghali WA.  Physician Wellness: A Missing Quality Indicator. The Lancet. 2009;374:1714-1721. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61424-0