Mindful Doctors Get Better Reviews from Patients

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By Chris Kaiser, Cardiology Editor, MedPage Today

“Clinicians who focused on mindfulness improved their well-being and were viewed more favorably by patients, two studies showed.

In one study, clinicians who had the highest self-rated scores for mindfulness were more likely to be patient-centered in their communications, more positive in their emotional tone with patients, and more likely to be rated highly on communication and overall satisfaction by patients, according to Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University, and colleagues.

In the second study, a mindfulness intervention on primary care physicians resulted in reductions in burnout — including emotional exhaustion and depersonalization — as well as reductions in depression, anxiety, and…” To read more, click here.