Vol. 12 No. 1 (2019): The Timeless Mahatma
Mental Health

Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals

Mita Mistry LicAc MBAcC MSc BA (Hons)
British Acupuncture Society
Gandhi on his salt walk

Published 2020-04-20


  • mindfulness,
  • healthcare professionals,
  • burn-out

How to Cite

Mistry, M. (2020). Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 12(1), 33. https://doi.org/10.38192/12.1.19


Heavy demands on health care staff include dealing with a large number of patients, long hours, restricted control over the working environment and ongoing organisational changes. Such conditions have been directly associated with growing stress levels and symptoms of burnout amongst health care professionals, and consequently, affecting the quality of care delivered to patients. 1 The good news is that this is now increasingly recognised and is indeed a catalyst for change in the development of awareness aimed at building self-care skills for clinicians. In particular, there is a growing body of evidence in Mindfulness-based interventions, which have a potential role in reducing stress and burnout.


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