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Mindfulness Based Interventions for Healthcare Professionals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

June 26, 2014
Recorded in June, 2014

This presentation was given at the Creating and Sustaining Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice conference that was held on June 26-27, 2014.
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The demanding nature of working in healthcare settings confers a particular vulnerability to stress, anxiety and depression among healthcare practitioners, which has been shown to impair employee performance and to contribute to staff sickness absence. There is evidently a need for effective interventions to enhance the psychological wellbeing of health care professionals. Dr. Cavanagh presents findings arising from a meta- analysis of studies that have examined the psychological benefits of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) for healthcare practitioners.

Following the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of mindfulness
  • Describe how mindfulness based interventions work in practice
  • Discuss the evidence base for mindfulness based interventions in a range of contexts
  • Consider the specific benefits and challenges of implementing mindfulness based interventions for healthcare professionals
  • Explore future directions for research and practice


Kate Cavanagh, PhD 
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Sussex, UK

Dr. Kate Cavanagh is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Interactive Wellbeing Lab and at the University of Sussex, UK. Her research interests include the development, evaluation and implementation of self-help and e-mental health technologies for common mental health problems. Dr. Cavanagh has published widely on the topics of Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT), internet interventions, e-mental health, increasing access to psychological therapies and self-help.
Dr. Cavanagh is President-Elect of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), and a Founding Director of their European partner organisation – European Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ESRII). She is also a member of the British Psychological Society and British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. She is a consultant to a number of international research projects exploring the implementation of CCBT.


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