Mindfulness for Healthcare Organizations

6 Sep 2019 9:00 AM | Catherine Duffy (Administrator)

Mindfulness for Healthcare Organizations

Mindfulness Northwest offers healthcare organizations a full suite of mindfulness trainings designed to reduce stress and burnout. Our workshops and classes include the gold standard 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for medical professionals and, where the 8-week MBSR course isn't a fit, our 4-week Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class. We've offered the latter over 40 times in the region both in person and live online. Click for an overview of Mindfulness Northwest's programs for healthcare professionals

We are happy to share that our pre-/post-training data on burnout using the Maslach Burnout Inventory was recently analyzed by a researcher to show that on two of three legs of that measure participants saw a significant improvement.

Reduction in emotional exhaustion: 19% (p < .001)

Reduction in depersonalization: 22% (p = .008)

The analysis also showed that these measure were highly reliable (Cronbach's alpha scores of 0.87 - 0.91 with anything over 0.70 considered good, and 1.0 being the maximum).

In this article from Kaiser Permanente (also on our next blog post) Mindfulness: Practicing what we preach (and study ), the author, a physician who took one of our in-house courses, describes how they not only research the benefits of mindfulness, but put mindfulness into practice in their organization.

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