Fernando, A.T. et al. (2017) Mindfulness. 8(2) pp. 276–285
Compassion is an essential component of medical practice but is difficult to sustain over time. This problem is increasingly recognized in medical curricula.
Mindfulness-based interventions have the potential to enhance compassion in medicine but this has not yet been tested. This study evaluated whether a brief mindfulness induction increased compassionate responding to difficult patients among medical students and assessed whether trait self-compassion moderated the impact of this experimental manipulation.
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