Nurse Leaders Employ Contemplative Practices to Promote Healthcare Professional Well-being and Decrease Anxiety

Source avec lien : JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 51(3), . 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000987

L’objectif de cette étude était de tester l’efficacité d’une journée de retraite sur la résilience sur les niveaux d’anxiété des professionnels de la santé, leur intention de s’engager dans des pratiques de pleine conscience et leur auto-efficacité en matière de pleine conscience.

OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a daylong resilience retreat on healthcare professionals’ anxiety levels, intention to engage in mindfulness practices, and self-efficacy around mindfulness. BACKGROUND Caregiver burnout is a concern that needs to be addressed at the organizational level so that professionals can reduce their risk of psychological injury while providing high-quality care. The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic has exacerbated symptoms of burnout among nurses nationally. METHODS Ten sessions of daylong resilience retreats were delivered to independent groups of nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals. Preretreat and postretreat assessments were completed using a 19-item survey developed by the research team to assess state anxiety, intention to engage in mindfulness practices, and self-efficacy around mindfulness. RESULTS One hundred six healthcare professionals completed the resilience retreats. There was a statistically significant decrease in state anxiety scores following the retreat. The majority of the participants reported high intentions to engage in mindfulness practices and felt confident about incorporating mindfulness in their lives. CONCLUSIONS Brief resilience retreats endorsed by nurse leadership can reduce perceived anxiety and facilitate engagement in contemplative practices, which are associated with a decrease in the risk of burnout.

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