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Quality and Safety in Health Care, Part XLVI

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Burnout

Harolds, Jay A. MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002279
From the American College of Nuclear Medicine

Some of the approaches to prevent and recover from burnout focus on the individual, and others focus on organizational initiatives. A common recommendation for the individual with burnout is to practice meditation and mindfulness. Mindfulness may be defined as focused awareness without judgment regarding the current instance in time. The practice of mindfulness and the outcome of various mindfulness courses will be discussed in this article. Other approaches on the subject of burnout regarding individual efforts and organizational changes will be discussed in subsequent articles in this series.

From the Advanced Radiology Services and the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Services, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.

Received for publication July 14, 2018; revision accepted August 8, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Advanced Radiology Services and Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, PC, 3264 North Evergreen Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail:

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