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Friday, November 8 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Whole Clinician Curriculum: The Intersection of Well-Being and Patient-Care

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Mindfulness, emotional awareness, and prosocial attitudes are trainable and vital to both clinician well-being and patient care. However, few curricula integrate this content in clinical training. We developed and piloted a mindfulness-based compassion curriculum specifically for graduate-level health professions trainees in an outpatient primary care setting at a VA Medical Center. We evaluated needs, acceptability, and application through surveys and interviews. 40 trainees (MD(n = 33), NP(n = 5), Psych(n = 1), Pharm(n = 1)) attended one or more of three half-day mini-retreats with a focus on learning contemplative skills for self-care, cultivating emotional-awareness and pro-social mindsets, and building community. 73% were naïve to contemplative practice. Participants reported less anxiety, more presence at work, greater empathy for patients, positive impacts on relationships, and a desire to further integrate practice at work. Next steps include further curricular and institutional integration.

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Table 4, CCA Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01107

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