Mindfulness Rounds Initiative - A Short Mindfulness-Based Program for A Busy WorkplaceLast updated on July 2021
- Recruitment Status
- Estimated Enrollment
- Same as current
- Healthcare Practitioner Stress
- Patient Satisfaction
- Not Applicable
- Allocation: RandomizedIntervention Model: Parallel AssignmentIntervention Model Description: The participants are staff on two hospital units tending to the same patient population with the same policies and protocols - postpartum patients. One unit will have the Mindfulness Rounds Initiative ass the intervention, the other will not. Both units will be evaluated against each other, and against themselves in a pre-/post- design.Masking: None (Open Label)Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Between 18 years and 125 years
- Both males and females
"Mindfulness Rounds" Care-giver well-being is recognized as an important goal in decreasing burnout, increasing job satisfaction, and may have implications in improving quality of care and patient satisfaction. Mindfulness training is a well-studied tool used to enhance care-giver well-being. The im...
"Mindfulness Rounds" Care-giver well-being is recognized as an important goal in decreasing burnout, increasing job satisfaction, and may have implications in improving quality of care and patient satisfaction. Mindfulness training is a well-studied tool used to enhance care-giver well-being. The impact of a Mindfulness training experience for caregivers, support staff, and patients and their families working together in a hospital unit on patient satisfaction has not been well studied, if at all. The researchers propose instituting a pilot program of Mindfulness Rounds on a given hospital unit and assessing the effect on employee well-being, patient satisfaction, and quality of care. Introduction: The physical and mental health of healthcare practitioners (HCPs) has become an area of attention and research in recent years as HCP burnout and suicide are now openly discussed concerns in medicine. Well-being education is now a required curricula component by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Mindfulness is a technique and philosophical concept which has received significant attention in the medical literature as a tool for increasing HCP well-being. Mindfulness describes the idea of maintaining a conscious presence in the present, of avoiding obsessing about the past or the future, and of continuously being aware of, and grateful for, the things we have in life as opposed to the things we don't. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is one particular system, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn over 30 years ago, which has been built into a well-structured certified training program for teaching mindfulness. Numerous studies have used MBSR or similar techniques to advance HCP psychologic well-being, and while some have investigated a variety of HCP training techniques to improve the patient experience, few have sought to explore a relationship between the impact of mindfulness training for HCP on patient satisfaction, quality of care outcomes, and HCP overall health. To the investigators' knowledge, no one has sought to bring mindfulness education to an entire hospital unit - physicians, nurses, support staff, as well as patients and their families wherever possible - with the goal of improving both HCP and the overall patient experience. The researchers propose instituting a pilot program of Mindfulness Rounds on a given hospital unit and assessing the effect on employee well-being, patient satisfaction, and quality of care.
- NCT #
- Not Provided
- Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Zahn, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai