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The Effects of Mindfulness‐based Stress Reduction on Nurse Stress and Burnout: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study

Cohen-Katz, Joanne PhD; Wiley, Susan D. MD; Capuano, Terry MSN, MBA; Baker, Debra M. MA; Shapiro, Shauna PhD

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Abstract

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, a stress-reduction program, has increasing empirical support as a patient-care intervention. Its emphasis on self-care, compassion, and healing makes it relevant as an intervention for helping nurses manage stress and reduce burnout. This article describes the implementation of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction in a hospital system as a way to lower burnout and improve well-being among nurses, using both quantitative and qualitative data.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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