Patient Family & Community Engagement | Ambulatory/Outpatient | Pediatrics

Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on Cardiac Outpatients

WellSpan Center for Mind/Body Health and WellSpan Preventive Cardiology consider mindfulness as attention to the present moment, with a non-judgmental acceptance of what is unfolding. They developed an eight-week mindfulness training program to address the needs of cardiac patients with stress from chronic illness to study whether the intervention altered cardiac patients’ experience of anxiety, depression, fatigue and pain.