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J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 Mar-Apr;30(2):402-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.10.005. Epub 2014 Oct 20.

An on-the-job mindfulness-based intervention for pediatric ICU nurses: a pilot.

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1
Department of Buddhist Chaplaincy, University of the West, Rosemead, CA. Electronic address: tinag@uwest.edu.
2
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address: rmeyer@chla.usc.edu.
3
Department of Spiritual Care, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address: dgrefe@chla.usc.edu.
4
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Departments of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address: jgold@chla.usc.edu.

Abstract

The feasibility of a 5-minute mindfulness meditation for PICU nurses before each work-shift to investigate change in nursing stress, burnout, self-compassion, mindfulness, and job satisfaction was explored. Thirty-eight nurses completed measures (Nursing Stress Scale, Maslach Burnout Inventory, Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale and Self-Compassion Scale) at baseline, post-intervention and 1 month after. The intervention was found to be feasible for nurses on the PICU. A repeated measures ANOVA revealed significant decreases in stress from baseline to post intervention and maintained 1 month following the intervention. Findings may inform future interventions that support on-the-job self-care and stress-reduction within a critical care setting.

KEYWORDS:

Intervention; Mindfulness; Nurses; Stress

PMID:
25450445
DOI:
10.1016/j.pedn.2014.10.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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