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A Mindful Approach to Nursing Care

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Mindfulness for Nurses

Mindfulness is the cultivation of moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness.  It is the art of deep listening, paying attention and being present to our experience. It is the opposite of mindlessness, where the attention is scattered, and awareness is limited, which can contribute to nurse error and compromise patient safety.

The practice of mindfulness can help nurses to be more attentive and responsive to the needs and concerns of patients. Mindfulness promotes safe, effective and compassionate nursing care. In addition, mindfulness can help nurses avoid professional burnout and compassion fatigue by learning to respond to the challenges and stresses in health care with greater awareness and resilience.

How to Practice Mindfulness in a Moment

As nurses, many of us work in a fast paced environment with multiple and sometimes competing demands. How can we practice mindfulness in the midst of a hectic day. Watch this short video by Martin Boroson to learn how.

Additional Resources

ARTICLES

Mindfulness in Nursing Overview

https://www.americannursetoday.com/mindful-nurse/

Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness

http://www.rishiprograms.org/

The Mindful Nurse Leader

The mindful nurse leader: improving processes and outcome, restoring joy to nursing

The mindful nurse leader: Key take away: Go slow before you go fast

How Mindfulness transforms the Nurse and Patient Experience   

http://lippincottsolutions.lww.com/blog.entry.html/2016/12/29/how_mindfulness_tran-FVIQ.htm

Channeling Mindfulness in Nursing     

https://engage.healthynursehealthynation.org/blogs/8/677


BOOKS

Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing 

https://epdf.pub/healing-presence-the-essence-of-nursing.html

Attending by Dr. Ron Epstein

Attending by  Dr. Ron Epstein

Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine

Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine by Saki Santorelli


WEBSITES

Awareness and Relaxation Training (ART)

Mindful Magazine