Mindfulness

CALM Pregnancy: Results of a pilot study of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for perinatal anxiety

Many women experience anxiety during pregnancy with potential negative effects on maternal, birth, and child outcomes. Because of potential risks of fetal exposure to psychotropic medications, efficacious non-pharmacologic approaches are urgently needed. However, no published studies of psychotherapeutic treatments for anxiety in pregnancy exist. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may substantially reduce anxiety and co-morbid symptoms in people with anxiety disorders.

Mindful Staffing: A Qualitative Description of Charge Nurses’ Decision-Making Behaviors

Patient outcomes are linked to nurse staffing. Although charge nurses are responsible for intrashift staffing decisions, little is known about their decision-making behaviors. This study describes the behaviors of charge nurses from the perspective of charge nurses, nurse managers, and staff nurses. This qualitative descriptive study was conducted with a sample of 24 nurses. The findings revealed that staffing the unit was the most important role for charge nurses. Charge nurses reported spending up to 90% of a shift resolving intrashift staffing issues.

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