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Applied Mindfulness in Medicine

  • Patricia Lynn Dobkin
  • Craig Stephen Hassed
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Abstract

Mindfulness is a generic skill that has many applications, many of which are of great relevance to medical training and practice. The previous chapters provided an overview of mindfulness and some of the relevant research. This chapter will provide a practical description of how the attributes associated with mindfulness can be applied in medicine. We will not focus primarily on the benefits of mindfulness for medical students but will explore those that are of direct clinical relevance to doctors.

Keywords

Cognitive Bias Work Engagement Mindfulness Meditation Compassion Fatigue Practice Yoga 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

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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