Posted in mindfulness

Mindfulness in occupational therapy practice

Reid, D., Farragher, J., & Ok, C. (2013). Exploring Mindfulness With Occupational Therapists Practicing in Mental Health Contexts. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 29(3), 279-292. Abstract.

Mindfulness, defined as “a purposeful, non-anxious, reflective presence,” has been identified as a potentially key practice skill of effective health care practitioners working in mental-health settings. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore the cultivation and use of mindfulness in the clinical practice and everyday lives of occupational therapists who practice in mental health.

Results revealed that mindfulness is perceived as being an important clinical quality, which enhances therapist well-being and effectiveness, and contributes to improved client outcomes. Relevance to occupational therapy practice philosophies and directions for future research are discussed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s