Healthcare practitioners in various disciplines and their patients use meditation. Meditation training has proved an effective adjunct therapy for many conditions and can be discussed as an option among healthcare providers. Healthcare programs are incorporating meditation into many clinical practices. Relaxation and meditation have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of many diseases because they improve psychological and physical health. As complementary modalities, including meditation, gain more acceptance, healthcare providers as a team need to be informed about their uses and application to clinical practice. This course discusses meditation and the research supporting its use when caring for patients with a variety of conditions.
The goal of this program is to inform nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, and social workers about the science related to the practice of meditation and its clinical application. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe two techniques of meditation
- Identify research studies that support the use of meditation in healthcare
- Discuss three diseases, conditions or symptoms shown to improve with the use of meditation
Susan Taylor has declared that she teaches meditation and nutrition and that she is marketing a meditation specialist board certification program to nurses.
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, and social workers.
Pharmacists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 10/31/2016; Planned Expiration Date: 10/31/2019
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