Compassion cultivation training promotes medical student wellness and enhanced clinical care.

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Summary of "Compassion cultivation training promotes medical student wellness and enhanced clinical care."

Compassionate health care is associated with positive patient outcomes. Educational interventions for medical students that develop compassion may also increase wellness, decrease burnout, and improve provider-patient relationships. Research on compassion training in medical education is needed to determine how students learn and apply these skills. The authors evaluated an elective course for medical students modeled after the Compassion Cultivation Training course developed by the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. The elective goals were to strengthen student compassion, kindness, and wellness through compassion training and mindfulness meditation training modeled by a faculty instructor. The research objectives were to understand students' applications and perceptions of this training.


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Name: BMC medical education
ISSN: 1472-6920
Pages: 139


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