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Record ID: 99
Student Major: Nursing
Project Advisor: Caroline Morrison
Abstract: Bedside nurses are particularly susceptible to experiencing symptoms of emotional fatigue, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment, otherwise known as burnout. According to the American Nurses Association, 62% of nurses have reported symptoms of burnout. Ways to help reduce these symptoms can be challenging, but this project's purpose is to collect and evaluate literature on various mindfulness based interventions and techniques, assessing its influence on burnout symptoms in nurses and implementing it into an education plan for current inpatient nurses. The question we are aiming to answer is if the education plan is effective at improving knowledge of the techniques and utilization of mindfulness based interventions. A group of Cardiopulmonary Step Down bedside nurses at The Christ Hospital were evaluated for symptoms of burnout and received a presentation discussing Mindfulness Based Interventions and the benefits of these interventions when combating professional burnout. Burnout amongst these individuals was assessed using the Burnout Survey adapted by Michelle Post. Results are pending, but we anticipate disclosing the results of the nurses who are experiencing burnout as well as their educational development regarding mindfulness based interventions based on a pre and post test and a short reflection that allows participants a chance to provide criticism and any opinions regarding the presentation. We anticipate the outcome will further advance the nurses's knowledge on ways to implement mindfulness practices within their daily lives, improving overall personal and professional wellbeing and reducing symptoms of professional burnout.