Patient-centered care incorporates respect for patients' values and preferences attending to the need for physical comfort and emotional support.
BMC Palliative Care published a report on the effects of mindfulness and meditation training for interdiciplinary teams showing reduction in distress and fostering resilience for palliative care teams, and it found significant improvements in burnout components, anxiety, and stress.
In the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, research found that mindfulness-based supportive therapy (MBST) is a potentially useful psychological intervention in palliative care, specifically designed to address psychoexistential suffering of terminally ill patients.
Care of the body, mind & spirit that focuses on social, emotional, cultural, spiritual & intellectual aspects of care are supported by an interdisciplinary team and training.
Mindfulness is a transdisciplinary approach that enhances clinical relationships and is shown to foster emotional intelligence and social connectedness, and to reduce stress and anxiety according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Being a caregiver can be a stressful and demanding job. Caregivers often suffer from physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, grief, sadness, and exhaustion while caring for those who are chronically ill. The well-being of the caregiver requires priority consideration. Caring for the caregivers can help to improve care for everyone involved.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization finds that mindfulness is a natural fit with palliative care, given its potential to alleviate emotional distress, reduce suffering and promote well-being.
Contact LOLK to discuss a customized program for Hospice & Pallative Care needs at (708) 663-5572 or e-mail.