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Conference Paper: The effects of a mindful practice training for the staff of a new children’s hospital in Hong Kong for the cultivation of resilience and compassion

TitleThe effects of a mindful practice training for the staff of a new children’s hospital in Hong Kong for the cultivation of resilience and compassion
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Issue Date2020
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International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM 2020) Denmark How to Cite?
AbstractObjective Within a stressful work environment, self-care among the medical staff is usually put in a lower priority as a culture, putting them at risk of burnout. In this study, a brief hospital-based mindfulness training program was introduced to a newly established public children’s hospital in Hong Kong to examine the impact on the psychological well-being for the staff. The teaching and the practice offered in the training focused on managing stress and cultivating resilience through hands-on mindfulness practices to handle different mind-body conditions. Methods The study was conducted between Jul 2018 and Dec 2019. A brief mindfulness training (two weekly 2-hour sessions) was introduced to the staff of a new children’s hospital. A self-report questionnaire was administered before and after the training session to measure changes in perceived stress and self-efficacy, general health as well as level of self-compassion. Results Improvement in psychological well-being was found among the participants after the training. A significant decrease in General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) scores (t(115)=-3.22, p=.002), indicating an improvement in psychological state. A marginally significant increase was found in the Self-Compassion (t(111)=1.95, p =.054) , particularly a highly significant decrease in over-identification (t(120)=-4.16, p<.001). There was a significant decrease in General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) scores (t(119)=3.08, p=.003), which indicates an increase in perceived self-efficacy, particularly a decrease self-defeating thoughts (t(118)=-2.77, p=.006) Discussion Apart from alleviating perceived stress, a brief mindfulness training was effective to enhance the general health and self-efficacy, as well as develop self-compassion among the participants. This study demonstrated the possibility of introducing mindfulness practice in the busy work environment during a stressful launch phase of a new public hospital.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/287230

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, PY-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, V-
dc.contributor.authorHo, RTH-
dc.contributor.authorLam, CHY-
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-22T02:57:48Z-
dc.date.available2020-09-22T02:57:48Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Conference on Mindfulness (ICM 2020) Denmark-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/287230-
dc.description.abstractObjective Within a stressful work environment, self-care among the medical staff is usually put in a lower priority as a culture, putting them at risk of burnout. In this study, a brief hospital-based mindfulness training program was introduced to a newly established public children’s hospital in Hong Kong to examine the impact on the psychological well-being for the staff. The teaching and the practice offered in the training focused on managing stress and cultivating resilience through hands-on mindfulness practices to handle different mind-body conditions. Methods The study was conducted between Jul 2018 and Dec 2019. A brief mindfulness training (two weekly 2-hour sessions) was introduced to the staff of a new children’s hospital. A self-report questionnaire was administered before and after the training session to measure changes in perceived stress and self-efficacy, general health as well as level of self-compassion. Results Improvement in psychological well-being was found among the participants after the training. A significant decrease in General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) scores (t(115)=-3.22, p=.002), indicating an improvement in psychological state. A marginally significant increase was found in the Self-Compassion (t(111)=1.95, p =.054) , particularly a highly significant decrease in over-identification (t(120)=-4.16, p<.001). There was a significant decrease in General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) scores (t(119)=3.08, p=.003), which indicates an increase in perceived self-efficacy, particularly a decrease self-defeating thoughts (t(118)=-2.77, p=.006) Discussion Apart from alleviating perceived stress, a brief mindfulness training was effective to enhance the general health and self-efficacy, as well as develop self-compassion among the participants. This study demonstrated the possibility of introducing mindfulness practice in the busy work environment during a stressful launch phase of a new public hospital.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Conference on Mindfulness (ICM 2020) Denmark-
dc.titleThe effects of a mindful practice training for the staff of a new children’s hospital in Hong Kong for the cultivation of resilience and compassion-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailWong, PY: venuspyw@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, V: vkchg@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHo, RTH: tinho@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHo, RTH=rp00497-
dc.identifier.hkuros314615-

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