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Conference Paper: Brief Mindfulness Program for Hospital Workers: Staff Well-being Training in the Pre-launching Phase of a Public Hospital

TitleBrief Mindfulness Program for Hospital Workers: Staff Well-being Training in the Pre-launching Phase of a Public Hospital
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Issue Date2019
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The Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference 2019, Boston, USA, 8-10 September 2019 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Uncertainty appears to be one of the contributing factors to poor wellbeing and efficacy among employees. While mindfulness has been substantially investigated as a stress-reduction approach over the past decade, its application in the context of Asian workplace is worth exploring. Given that there is a new public hospital to be established in Hong Kong, a 4-hour mindfulness training was provided to their hospital team, including clinical and non-clinical staff, six months before the commencement of clinical service. Objective: To examine the outcomes of a brief mindfulness training in nurturing wellbeing and efficacy among hospital workers during the stressful pre-launching phase. Research design: The study was conducted between July 2018 and October 2018, involving 130 hospital staff who was employed by the hospital. Staff was invited to fill in a questionnaire at the beginning of the first session (T0) and after completion of the second session (T1) in the training. General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) and General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) were adopted to assess the changes. Results: Significant improvement was found among the participants in their general health, from T0 (M = 12.43, S.D. = 4.70) to T1 (M = 11.48, S.D. = 2.24); t(92) = -2.084, p = .040. For self-compassion, significant change was found in a subscale, with the mean score in over-identification reduced from 3.18 (S.D. = 0.83) to 2.96 (S.D. = 0.73); t(97) = -4.223, p < .001. The general self-efficacy was also found to be significantly increased between T0 (M = 24.1, S.D. = 4.44) and T1 (M = 25.02, S.D. = 4.42); t(96) = 2.358, p = .020. Conclusion: Instead of alleviating stress transiently, a brief mindfulness training was effective to enhance their general health and self-efficacy, as well as develop self-compassion. This study demonstrated how mindfulness can be practically introduced in local public hospital during a stressful working phase.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/283346

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, PY-
dc.contributor.authorLam, CHY-
dc.contributor.authorHo, RTH-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, V-
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-22T02:55:17Z-
dc.date.available2020-06-22T02:55:17Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationThe Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference 2019, Boston, USA, 8-10 September 2019-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/283346-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Uncertainty appears to be one of the contributing factors to poor wellbeing and efficacy among employees. While mindfulness has been substantially investigated as a stress-reduction approach over the past decade, its application in the context of Asian workplace is worth exploring. Given that there is a new public hospital to be established in Hong Kong, a 4-hour mindfulness training was provided to their hospital team, including clinical and non-clinical staff, six months before the commencement of clinical service. Objective: To examine the outcomes of a brief mindfulness training in nurturing wellbeing and efficacy among hospital workers during the stressful pre-launching phase. Research design: The study was conducted between July 2018 and October 2018, involving 130 hospital staff who was employed by the hospital. Staff was invited to fill in a questionnaire at the beginning of the first session (T0) and after completion of the second session (T1) in the training. General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) and General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) were adopted to assess the changes. Results: Significant improvement was found among the participants in their general health, from T0 (M = 12.43, S.D. = 4.70) to T1 (M = 11.48, S.D. = 2.24); t(92) = -2.084, p = .040. For self-compassion, significant change was found in a subscale, with the mean score in over-identification reduced from 3.18 (S.D. = 0.83) to 2.96 (S.D. = 0.73); t(97) = -4.223, p < .001. The general self-efficacy was also found to be significantly increased between T0 (M = 24.1, S.D. = 4.44) and T1 (M = 25.02, S.D. = 4.42); t(96) = 2.358, p = .020. Conclusion: Instead of alleviating stress transiently, a brief mindfulness training was effective to enhance their general health and self-efficacy, as well as develop self-compassion. This study demonstrated how mindfulness can be practically introduced in local public hospital during a stressful working phase.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference 2019-
dc.titleBrief Mindfulness Program for Hospital Workers: Staff Well-being Training in the Pre-launching Phase of a Public Hospital-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailWong, PY: venuspyw@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHo, RTH: tinho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, V: vkchg@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHo, RTH=rp00497-
dc.identifier.hkuros310614-

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