Mindfulness and Nursing
Nursing is an essential and rewarding profession, but one that comes with high demands and little margin for error. Many on the job challenges, coupled with the fast pace of modern life, place nurses at high risk for stress and burnout. The practice of mindfulness can help nurses to care for themselves and to respond to the challenges of the job with greater satisfaction, flexibility and resilience.
How to Begin
Mindfulness can be cultivated by formal practices such as meditation but it is also possible to practice mindfulness in daily life. As a nurse, there are many opportunities to apply mindfulness practices as you go about providing care to patients, charting and interacting with your co-workers. This site provides mindfulness practices and resources adapted for nurses.