Owing to the fast-paced, stressful, and frequent crucial rapid decisions that trigger cognitive exhaustion, emergency physicians are especially vulnerable to burnout. Mindfulness practices have been defined in the literature and it focuses on the well-being and resilience. Mindfulness is characterised as the ability to use tools and expertise to mentally respond to environmental problems to fulfil psychological needs. To overcome burnout, a self-directed learning course was developed for emergency physicians that will include learning goals on mindfulness, peer group discussions and tasks, role playing and practising meditation exercises. It would concentrate on the foundations of mindfulness and resilience, learning and incorporating mindfulness, understanding the coping mechanisms and establishing a pathway to minimise anxiety and depression.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Salahuddin, S. M.,
(2021). Mindfulness in the emergency department (MED): An asynchronous learning course to practise mindfulness and resilience in the emergency room of low resource setting. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, 31(10), 1242-1243.
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