Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effects of meditation on the mental and physical health of healthcare workers
by de Vicq, Renee, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 97; 1466196
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the effects of meditation on mental and physical health among healthcare workers who practiced some form of meditation. A qualitative approach was used to conduct face-to-face interviews with healthcare workers who regularly engaged in some form of meditation or spiritual practice. The study examined what led healthcare workers to choose meditation as a technique to reduce and cope with stress and depression, and how agencies integrated Eastern approaches to work place stress-reduction.

Results indicated that although healthcare workers used many forms of meditation or spiritual practice, the most commonly used style of meditation, both personally and professionally was mindfulness meditation. One theme that emerged was that all the participants reported improvement in their well-being as a result of their meditation and or spiritual practice.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian Trung
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Occupational psychology, Public policy
Publication Number: 1466196
ISBN: 978-1-109-16779-5
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