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The Effects of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction on Nurse Stress and Burnout: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study, Part III

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


Part III of the study on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) describes qualitative data and discusses the implications of the findings. Study analysis revealed that nurses found MBSR helpful. Greater relaxation and self-care and improvement in work and family relationships were among reported benefits. Challenges included restlessness, physical pain, and dealing with difficult emotions.

Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Pa (Drs Cohen-Katz, Wiley, and Deitrick, and Mss Capuano and Baker); and the Santa Clara University, Calif (Dr Shapiro).

Corresponding author: Joanne Cohen-Katz, PhD, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, 17th & Chew Sts, Allentown, PA 18105 (e-mail:

Clarification: The authors of “The Effects of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction on Nurse Stress and Burnout, Part II: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study,” Holist Nurs Pract. 2005;19(1):26–35 were listed incorrectly. The correct authors are as follows: Joanne Cohen-Katz, PhD, Susan Wiley, MD, Terry Capuano, MSN, MBA, Debra M. Baker, MA, Sharon Kimmel, MHA, PhD, and Shauna Shapiro, PhD.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.