The Impact of an Innovative Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on the Health and Well-Being of Nurses Employed in a Corporate Setting
Ms. Dawn Bazarko, senior vice president, Center for Nursing Advancement, UnitedHealth Group recently published an article in Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health entitled “The Impact of an Innovative Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on the Health and Well-Being of Nurses Employed in a Corporate Setting”. The article suggests that the implementation of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program can reduce employee stress and burnout. UTCC considers Tai Chi as one of the mindfulness practices and supports more evidence-based research like the one led by Dawn Bazarko, and co-authored by Rebecca A. Cate, Francisca Azocar and Mary Jo Kreitzer.
MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979 in an effort to teach patients with chronic medical conditions how to lead fuller and healthier lives and is defined as a self-directed practice for relaxing the body and calming the mind through focusing on present-moment awareness.
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