Understanding and integrating mindfulness into psychiatric mental health nursing practice.

Author: Tusaie K, Edds K.
University of Akron College of Nursing, Akron, OH 44325-3701, USA. ktusaie@uakron.edu
Conference/Journal: Arch Psychiatr Nurs.
Date published: 2009 Oct
Other: Volume ID: 23 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 359-65 , Word Count: 68

The practice of mindfulness is increasingly being integrated into Western clinical practice within the context of psychotherapy and stress management. Although it is based in ancient Buddhist philosophy, there remains confusion about the definition, antecedents, processes, and outcomes of mindfulness practice. This article reviews the literature on mindfulness, with a focus upon a clearer definition and understanding of the processes and integration into psychiatric mental health nursing practice.