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The Sacred Art of Nursing

A Mindful Approach to Nursing Care



Mindfulness for Nurses

Mindfulness is the cultivation of moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness.  It is the art of deep listening, paying attention and being present to our experience. It is the opposite of mindlessness, where the attention is scattered, and awareness is limited, which can contribute to nurse error and compromise patient safety.

The practice of mindfulness can help nurses to be more attentive and responsive to the needs and concerns of patients. Mindfulness promotes safe, effective and compassionate nursing care. In addition, mindfulness can help nurses avoid professional burnout and compassion fatigue by learning to respond to the challenges and stresses in health care with greater awareness and resilience.

1:1 Support for Nurses

  • Patricia (Tree) Dunbar, BSN, RN, CHPN, Nurse Coach: For a free 30 minute Nurse Coach consultation, email treedunbar@treedunbar.com
  • Jan Landry, BSN, RN, MA, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher: Mindful mentoring sessions to support the integration of mindfulness into daily life. For more info email: jan@mindfulnessprograms.com

Mindful Tools

How to Practice Mindfulness in a Moment

As nurses, many of us work in a fast paced environment with multiple and sometimes competing demands. How can we practice mindfulness in the midst of a hectic day. Watch this short video by Martin Boroson to learn how.

Additional Resources


Insight Timer

Mindfulness Daily (40 Day course ~12 min each)
by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach


Meditations and Mindfulness Exercises


Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing 


Attending by Dr. Ron Epstein

Attending by  Dr. Ron Epstein

Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine

Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine by Saki Santorelli

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