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Aaron NewfieldFollow

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16-11-2018 9:30 AM

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16-11-2018 11:30 AM

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Background: In the hospital setting, several forms of meditation have been shown to elicit the relaxation response and improve patient outcomes.

Objectives: The purpose of this literature review is to identify which forms of meditation both elicit the relaxation response and will function smoothly in a hospital environment. This information will provide nurses and other healthcare workers with a set of tools that can be used in day-to-day scenarios to decrease stress and improve health outcomes.

Method: An integrative literature review was used. The search engines PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were used to find articles. 9 articles that met criteria were used for this review.

Results: Three effects of meditation were discovered in the literature. Physical factors, psychological factors, and situational factors were all found to be affected by meditation to produce relaxation and an improved stress response. Many forms of meditation can be implemented effectively in the clinical setting.

Conclusions: Meditation is known to elicit a relaxation response and improve outcomes for practitioners. Implementing different meditation methods requires varying resources. A clearer knowledge of the mechanism of action of meditation is needed; thus, further research and experimental trials should be continued in order to improve our understanding of meditation as an intervention.

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Nov 16th, 9:30 AM Nov 16th, 11:30 AM

Meditation at the bedside: An integrative literature review

Background: In the hospital setting, several forms of meditation have been shown to elicit the relaxation response and improve patient outcomes.

Objectives: The purpose of this literature review is to identify which forms of meditation both elicit the relaxation response and will function smoothly in a hospital environment. This information will provide nurses and other healthcare workers with a set of tools that can be used in day-to-day scenarios to decrease stress and improve health outcomes.

Method: An integrative literature review was used. The search engines PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were used to find articles. 9 articles that met criteria were used for this review.

Results: Three effects of meditation were discovered in the literature. Physical factors, psychological factors, and situational factors were all found to be affected by meditation to produce relaxation and an improved stress response. Many forms of meditation can be implemented effectively in the clinical setting.

Conclusions: Meditation is known to elicit a relaxation response and improve outcomes for practitioners. Implementing different meditation methods requires varying resources. A clearer knowledge of the mechanism of action of meditation is needed; thus, further research and experimental trials should be continued in order to improve our understanding of meditation as an intervention.

 

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