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“Today’s healthcare environment is turbulent, rapidly presenting nurses with stimuli, interruptions, and competing priorities. The stakes of success are extraordinarily high; nurses in all roles must cope successfully with numerous demands to make timely, accurate decisions affecting human lives.” (Pipe et al., 2009)
Neuroscience studies of meditation have demonstrated enduring and beneficial changes in both the function and structure of the brain that persist beyond the period of meditation (Davidson et al. 2003; Farb et al. 2007; Lazar et al. 2006; Luders et al. 2009; Lutz et al. 2008).
Practitioners of mindfulness have recognized key benefits from cultivating attention in this way.
In sum, mindfulness can help us to be the clinicians we aspire to be without paying the emotional cost of exhaustion and burnout.
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