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. A healthcare provider’s relationship with patients can influence the outcome of clinical problems as well as the satisfaction of provider and patient. By reducing stress and developing concentration, meditation cannot only increase concentration but also may help prevent job burnout. The result is a better relationship with patients and perhaps a method for self-healing. 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, social workers, and EMTs and paramedics 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
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals, health educators, pharmacists, physical therapists, and social workers.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.