A Multimodal Mindfulness Training to Address Mental Health Symptoms in Providers Who Care for and Interact With Children in Relation to End-of-Life Care

Title

A Multimodal Mindfulness Training to Address Mental Health Symptoms in Providers Who Care for and Interact With Children in Relation to End-of-Life Care

Creator

O'Mahony S; Gerhart J; Abrams I; Greene M; McFadden Rory; Tamizuddin S; Levy MM

Publisher

The American journal of hospice & palliative care

Date

2017

Subject

Humans; Intensive Care Units; Intensive Care Units; Middle Aged; Female; Male; Adult; Aged; Pediatric; Neonatal; Terminal Care/px [Psychology]; Mental Health; Burnout; Health Personnel/px [Psychology]; Mindfulness/mt [Methods]; Clergy/px [Psychology]; Depression/px [Psychology]; Social Workers/px [Psychology]; Professional/px [Psychology]

Description

AIM: Medical providers may face unique emotional challenges when confronted with the suffering of chronically ill, dying, and bereaved children. This study assessed the preliminary outcomes of participation in a group-based multimodal mindfulness training pilot designed to reduce symptoms of burnout and mental health symptoms in providers who interact with children in the context of end-of-life care., METHODS: A total of 13 medical providers who care for children facing life-threatening illness or bereaved children participated in a 9-session multimodal mindfulness session. Mental health symptoms and burnout were assessed prior to the program, at the program midpoint, and at the conclusion of the program., RESULTS: Participation in the pilot was associated with significant reductions in depressive and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among providers ( P < .05)., CONCLUSION: Mindfulness-based programs may help providers recognize and address symptoms of depression and PTSD. Additional research is needed to enhance access and uptake of programming among larger groups of participants.

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Citation List Month

August 2018 List

Pages

838-843

Issue

9

Volume

34

Collection

Citation

O'Mahony S; Gerhart J; Abrams I; Greene M; McFadden Rory; Tamizuddin S; Levy MM, “A Multimodal Mindfulness Training to Address Mental Health Symptoms in Providers Who Care for and Interact With Children in Relation to End-of-Life Care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed November 21, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15552.

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