Does mindfulness decrease stress and foster empathy among nursing students?

  title={Does mindfulness decrease stress and foster empathy among nursing students?},
  author={Amy E. Beddoe and Susan O Murphy},
  journal={The Journal of nursing education},
  volume={43 7},
This pilot study of baccalaureate nursing students explored the effects of an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course on stress and empathy. The course was intended to provide students with tools to cope with personal and professional stress and to foster empathy through intrapersonal knowing. A convenience sample of 16 students participated in the course, used guided meditation audiotapes at home, and completed journal assignments. Stress and empathy were measured using paired… 
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