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, 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, physical therapists, and social workers.
Fitness professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 0.1 ACE CEC.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). This course is approved for 0.2 CEU of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that OnCourse Learning meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2019 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 1.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.
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