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The development of mindfulness as a state and trait may not only be helpful for reducing stress and improving attention-related processing, but also for improving empathic ability. This is a critical skill that all caregivers could benefit from. A recent NY Times article [Link] discusses the implications of training for caregivers like MDs and two faculty that are actively doing this in Rochester, NY: Dr. Michael S. Krasner, an associate professor of clinical medicine at Rochester and one of the study authors. He, along with his co-author Dr. Ronald Epstein, a professor of family medicine, psychiatry and oncology at Rochester,


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  1. Maiaoming says:

    First, glad to find this blog and all the resources you have here. Second, I just wanted to share my story on what we have here in Charlottesville, VA – the UVA Mindfulness Center here offers MBSR training for our doctors and nurses and community caregivers and healthcare providers, and Part II offers a personal story from a graduate of the class for whom it helped her quite a bit. : http://bit.ly/MFoTNO

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