Steps for Starting and Sustaining Programs

  • Patricia Lynn Dobkin
  • Craig Stephen Hassed


Many people reading this book may have already begun to integrate mindfulness into the medical curriculum or are looking for ways to do that in the future. This process can be made easier or more difficult depending on how one goes about it. In this chapter, we will explore some key factors in how to do this successfully along with strategies on how to work with potential barriers.


Mindfulness Training Medical Curriculum Core Curriculum Meditation Practice Ally Health Professional 
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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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