Date of Award
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Education
High suicide rates and job burnout are associated with the healthcare profession, especially among physicians. The healthcare work environment is characterized by stress, demanding workloads, long shifts, and strong emotions that impact the well-being of healthcare providers (HCPs).1-3 HCPs may experience symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia. The well-being of healthcare providers ultimately affects medical-decision making and quality of patient care.1,4-6 Mindfulness practice has been proposed to reduce workplace stress experienced by HCPs.1,6 Mindfulness is a form of training in which an individual maintains attention on the unfolding present experience in a non-judgmental way.1 Practicing mindfulness is believed to promote attention regulation, sense of well-being, and acceptance of emotions and thoughts.1-2 Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs), compared to no intervention, will be explored to ascertain whether they provide beneficial effects on stress and burnout in HCPs, and if so, whether these improvements are durable.
Chan, Anne, "In healthcare providers, what is the effect of mindfulness-based interventions compared with no mindfulness-based interventions on stress and burnout in 4 weeks or more?" (2020). Physician's Assistant Program Capstones. 48.