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Mahon, MA,Mee, L,Brett, D,Dowling, M
2017
December
Journal of Research in Nursing
Nurses' perceived stress and compassion following a mindfulness meditation and self compassion training
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compassion mindfulness mindfulness-based stress reduction nurses quasi-experiment stress RANDOMIZED-CONTROLLED-TRIAL HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONALS EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT JOB-SATISFACTION HOSPITAL NURSES PROGRAM REDUCTION PILOT INTERVENTION
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This pilot study explored the effects of a mindfulness meditation intervention on nurses' perceived stress and compassion. A quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test design was used. Nurses (n=90) working at three university teaching hospitals completed the Perceived Stress Scale and Compassion Scale at the beginning of the training and 64 completed the scales at the end of the training. The 64 matched data sets were analysed using the t-test, chi-square test and analysis of variance. The findings indicated that the nurses' perceived stress was significantly reduced after the intervention. Notably, compassion scores were increased after the intervention, and this finding was significant for nurses working at one of the hospitals. There were no significant differences between results from a 6-week and an 8-week mindfulness intervention. The results suggest that mindfulness meditation training can impact positively on nurses' perceived stress and also enhance nurses' compassion. Mindfulness may well be a suitable self-care, stress-management intervention that can effectively teach nurses coping skills to assist them in managing the daily stressors inherent in their home and work life.
10.1177/1744987117721596
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