burnout, meditation, mindfulness, nursing, stress, stress reduction



  1. Cohen-Katz, Joanne PhD
  2. Wiley, Susan D. MD
  3. Capuano, Terry MSN, MBA
  4. Baker, Debra M. MA
  5. Shapiro, Shauna PhD


Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, a stress-reduction program, has increasing empirical support as a patient-care intervention. Its emphasis on self-care, compassion, and healing makes it relevant as an intervention for helping nurses manage stress and reduce burnout. This article describes the implementation of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction in a hospital system as a way to lower burnout and improve well-being among nurses, using both quantitative and qualitative data.