Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - N47685

About the Course:
Mindfulness is an innate ability that can be developed with practice. Cultivating mindfulness skills has been shown to benefit mental and physical health including managing chronic illnesses, pain, addiction, anxiety, and depression. Using mindfulness to reduce personal reactivity in order to choose constructive ways to respond can improve communication, interpersonal relationships, and responses to conflict and trauma in personal and work settings. Building mindfulness-based, stress-reduction principles and techniques into healthcare environments can increase positivity, safety, and pleasure in work. This course provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge to expand their understanding of what mindfulness is in its many forms. These include formal, structured approaches as various approaches to meditation, as well as informal, beneficial daily habits of thinking and behavior. The course explores the evidence base for the uses and benefits of mindfulness and presents ways to immediately apply these practices to daily personal and professional life. 

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss mindfulness in terms of psychophysiological health, self-regulation, and well-being.
  • Analyze evidence-based benefits and appropriate application of mindfulness practices.
  • Explore mindfulness origins and techniques.
  • Discuss formal and informal approaches to mindfulness.
  • Choose mindfulness strategies for self-care and patient-education that enhance mood, cognition, resiliency, and coping with stress.
  • Examine ways to apply mindfulness to enhance communication, safe practice, and management of stress and conflict in healthcare environments.

About the Author: 
Christina Jackson, PhD, MSN, APRN, APHN-BC, received both her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in Nursing with pediatric nurse practitioner specialty from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in interdisciplinary studies in holistic and integrative healthcare from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Jackson is a school nurse in Philadelphia, nurse consultant for Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families, and Professor Emerita at Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, where she was holistic curriculum coordinator for the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She practices, teaches, and uses many integrative healing strategies for self-care and clinical patient care. She has been teaching mindfulness practices continually for the past 3 decades in various academic and fitness settings. Dr. Jackson is an award-winning author in the field of holistic nursing and served as the associate editor of the journal Holistic Nursing Practice: The Science of Health and Healing, for which she still serves on the editorial board. She has published many articles and book chapters pertaining to mindfulness practices for health, stress reduction, trauma, and addiction, and has frequently spoken about applying yoga, cognitive behavioral techniques, and other mindful self-care and patient-care strategies to healthcare professionals. Dr. Jackson holds certifications in Yoga, Pilates, Hypnotherapy, and Healing Touch, and has additional training in the areas of mindfulness, stress management, mental health, and addictions. She was honored to receive the American Holistic Nurses Association Holistic Nurse of the Year award in 2011.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the Self-Assessment Quiz Questions either integrated throughout or all at the end of the course.
    • These questions are NOT GRADED. The questions are included to help affirm what you have learned from the course.
    • The correct answer is shown after the question is answered. If the incorrect answer is selected, a Rationale for the correct answer is provided.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Nursing Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.


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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition
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