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Record ID: 89
Student Major: Nursing
Project Advisor: Mohammad Othman
Abstract: Stress has major impacts on nursing practice especially in the emergency department as its effects on nurses include difficulty maintaining self care and compassion burnout. This negatively affects their ability to care for patients, decreasing both successful patient outcomes and their own satisfaction. During the literature review for this study, mindfulness has shown to be an effective strategy in stress reduction for emergency department nurses. Our question for this study was does practicing mindfulness everyday over not practicing decrease the stress levels of emergency department nurses? This project teaches emergency department nurses the technique of mindfulness and its impact on stress. Our project entailed extensive literary research on the different types of mindfulness and how it can affect the stress levels among emergency department nurses or nurses in high intensity areas. Our education plan included addressing the knowledge deficits regarding self-care, relaxation and stress reduction techniques by a PowerPoint presentation and brochure. The effectiveness of the teaching will be determined by comparing the pre-test and post-test scores from surveys that measure the level of knowledge and willingness to adopt the learned mindfulness techniques. Currently results are pending.