Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Serving others, serving self

From an article about practice and medicine:

"A few small studies indicate that mindfulness training courses can help doctors become more focused, more empathetic and less emotionally exhausted."

For the rest of the article and links to the journal literature see:


This conclusion sums it up directly:

 “Mindfulness gives doctors permission to attend to their own health and well-being,” Dr. Beach said. “But it also allows doctor to help patients by listening more, talking less, and seeing what the patients need.”