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Although a career in medical imaging is very fulfilling and rewarding, research shows that health care professionals are becoming more prone to burnout. The healthcare environment can be face-paced, stressful and demanding. Burnout syndrome results from emotional exhaustion that causes depersonalization and decreased professional accomplishment.1-3 Burnout can have a negative impact not only on the individual, but the environment as well. Decreased patient satisfaction and increased errors are both associated with burnout in the healthcare setting.2
Mindfulness can be defined as the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experiences moment by moment.4 Mindfulness training has been scientifically shown as a method to decrease burnout, improve satisfaction and enhance patient care. Mindful interventions have shown to improve mental, emotional and physical well-being.2-8 This poster will outline signs of burnout and stress along with information on how to incorporate mindful practice for health care professionals.
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Custer, Tanya M. and Michael, Kim, "Mindful Meditation Practice for Imaging Professionals" (2019). Posters and Presentations: Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences. 2.