Stress and burnout are currently very common among healthcare providers. There are many reasons for this, including pressures for all healthcare providers to care for more patients as reimbursement is declining, medical care is becoming more complex, and there are demands for increased documentation as records are becoming computerized with electronic medical records. A number of studies have shown that mindfulness courses can result in decreased burnout and improved well-being among healthcare providers. The Mindfulness Center is offering a Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers (MHCP) class starting on September 26 that will meet weekly for eight weeks. It is being taught by Matt Goodman, MD and Cawood Fitzhugh, BSN, MSN, NP. Please contact them or Karen Turner at the Mindfulness Center if you have any questions about the course.
As a past MHCP participant, a nurse, noted “I feel very passionate about this and can speak from experience. Mindfulness changed my perception of my work and my wellbeing. The course was truly transformational for me.”
For more information and registration please visit: https://med.virginia.edu/mindfulness-center/programs/mindfulness-for-healthcare-professionals/
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