Date of Award
Restricted Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)
Joyce P. Miller DNP, RN
Deborah Schuhmacher, DNP, RN
June Buck-Tipton, DNP, RN
Nurses comprise one of the largest health care workforces, and the care provided can be seen in almost every setting. Nurses know the importance of promoting health, well-being, and stress management; however, this may translate into something other than nurses' self-care. Stress and burnout are widespread phenomena in the nursing profession. Within healthcare, nursing has been found to be one of the most stressful occupations. Work-related stress experienced by nurses at work leads to burnout, and it can negatively impact patient care and the overall well-being of nurses. An essential step to support nurses working in the acute care setting suffering from work-related stress is to improve self-care through mindfulness. A quality improvement project to improve nurses’ self- care through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is being developed in a medical- surgical unit at a Midwest hospital. The goal of this project is to increase nurses’ knowledge of the benefit of Mindfulness to improve nurses’ self-care. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring provides a framework to support the educational offering on the use of Mindfulness-Based techniques. A presurvey assessment will be conducted before the educational offering, and a postsurvey assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of the MBSR program to compare the results. Implementing the educational program on mindfulness could improve nurse well-being, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes.
Awale, Bahsan, "Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Nurses" (2023). Theses and Graduate Projects. 1544.