Why Teach Mindfulness to Clinicians?

  • Patricia Lynn Dobkin
  • Craig Stephen Hassed


Who is this physician standing at the threshold of the patient’s hospital room attending to her from what he perceives as a safe distance? When did he become more at ease extending words from the doorway rather than taking her hand at her bedside? Why did he not enter when asked to do so?


Medical Student Emotional Intelligence Emotional Exhaustion Home Practice MBSR Programme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Lynn Dobkin
    • 1
  • Craig Stephen Hassed
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Programs in Whole Person CareMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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