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Improving the Cognitive Health of Nurses (and Clients)

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How can we improve the cognitive health of our clients, and ourselves as nurses? A systematic review and meta-analysis by De Vibe et al. suggests that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) influences mental health, quality of life, somatic health and social functioning.

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How can we improve the cognitive health of our clients, and ourselves as nurses? A systematic review and meta-analysis by De Vibe et al. suggests that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) influences mental health, quality of life, somatic health and social functioning. This review proposes that 21% of MBSR program participants can expect to have a better mental health outcome than if they were to have ‘usual treatment’ or were ‘wait-listed’.

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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04 May 2022
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This was a quick and easy way to learn other ways to improve my own mental heath
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Louise Munro
29 May 2022
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Very good
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Colin Gardiner
18 Apr 2020
Good article
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Keelee Walsh
26 Nov 2020
Good article
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Jill Babicci
11 May 2021
Good reminder.
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Irene Fremlin
20 Sep 2020
Good.
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Debby Natalia
05 Jun 2019
The article has encouraged and reminded me on how to look after own health and wellbeing as it is very important to maintain self-care before caring for others.
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Alyssa Porteous
09 Jun 2021
A good and simple resource
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