Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers Course Underway at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

October 26, 2018 by

UVa Mindfulness Center instructors Cawood Fitz-Hugh and John Schorling are leading a mindfulness course for healthcare providers at Martha Jefferson Hospital.  A total of 23 physicians, nurses and other providers are meeting every Monday night for 2 ½ hours for the course which is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has an emphasis on the cultivation of kindness and compassion for selves and others. The course was developed by Matt Goodman and John Schorling and has been taught through the Mindfulness Center for over 10 years. Two participants, Peggy Bishop, a nurse practitioner and team coordinator for palliative care, and Alex McGee, a chaplain, were recently interviewed on CBS19 news about the program.–497519151.html

The Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital staff are able to attend these classes and pass on their wisdom thanks to community donors and the Martha Jefferson Foundation.

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