US Doctors Are Turning to Mindfulness to Help Heal Healthcare

Record levels of medical professionals are reporting symptoms of burnout and emotional exhaustion. Mindfulness can help. Stock

When we or our family members fall ill, we rely on caring doctors, nurses, EMTs and other caregivers to help us through tough times. But at this moment, these caregivers need our help.

Today, record levels of medical professionals report symptoms of burnout and emotional exhaustion—up to 78 percent of physicians, according to a 2018 survey. At the beginning of this year, the Harvard School of Public Health along with other eminent health organizations declared physician burnout a “public health crisis.”

It’s time to heal the healers.

Starting on Thursday, Mindful has partnered with The Awake Network to create the Mindful Healthcare Summit, a free online event  to look at how mindfulness and compassion practices can be applied to relieve caregiver burnout and improve patient care. Leading experts, researchers and healthcare leaders already applying mindfulness will offer practical, evidence-based tools to tens of thousands of medical professionals from around the world.

“This collaboration is incredibly exciting for us,” says Barry Boyce, Editor-in-Chief at Mindful. “We founded Mindful with…