How mindfulness can benefit nursing practice

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Abstract

Brass E (2016) How mindfulness can benefit nursing practice. Nursing Times; 112: 18, 21–23.

Mindfulness is becoming more widely recognised and increasing thought is devoted to how it, along with compassion, can benefit health professionals. This article explores the concepts of mindfulness and compassion and the positive effect they may have on staff and patients. It outlines how nurses can practise these activities, and presents a case study highlighting the benefits that have been reported.

Mindfulness can positively affect how nurses feel and cope with the pressures of their work, thereby resulting in better self-care and improved patient outcomes

In this article…

> What we mean when we talk about mindfulness

> A simple mindfulness exercise

> Case study illustrating how mindfulness benefits nursing staff

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