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Title: A systematic review of the impact of mindfulness on the wellbeing of healthcare professionals
Author: Lomas, Tim
Medina, Juan Carlos
Ivtzan, Itai
Rupprecht, Silke
Eiroá Orosa, Francisco José
Keywords: Atenció plena
Personal de salut pública
Mindfulness (Psychology)
Human comfort
Public health personnel
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Abstract: Objective Among efforts to improve the well-being of healthcare professionals are initiatives based around mindfulness meditation. To understand the value of such initiatives, we conducted a systematic review of empirical studies pertaining to mindfulness in healthcare professionals. Method Databases were reviewed from the start of records to January 2016. Eligibility criteria included empirical analyses of mindfulness and well-being outcomes acquired in relation to practice. 81 papers met the eligibility criteria, comprising a total of 3,805 participants. Studies were principally examined for outcomes such as burnout, distress, anxiety, depression, and stress. Results Mindfulness was generally associated with positive outcomes in relation to most measures (although results were more equivocal with respect to some outcomes, most notably burnout). Conclusion Overall, mindfulness does appear to improve the well-being of healthcare professionals. However, the quality of the studies was inconsistent, so further research is needed, particularly high-quality randomized controlled trials.
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It is part of: Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2018, vol. 74, num. 3, p. 319-355
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ISSN: 0021-9762
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Clínica i Psicobiologia)

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