The demanding nature of working in healthcare settings confers a particular vulnerability to stress, anxiety and depression among healthcare practitioners, which has been shown to impair employee performance and to contribute to staff sickness absence. There is evidently a need for effective interventions to enhance the psychological wellbeing of health care professionals. Dr. Cavanagh will present findings arising from a meta- analysis of studies that have examined the psychological benefits of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) for healthcare practitioners.

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