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Perception on the mind-nurse program among nursing students: A descriptive qualitative study

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posted on 28.02.2022, 01:23 by Elysia YX Chiam, Violeta LopezVioleta Lopez, Piyanee Klainin-Yobas
Background: Nursing undergraduates are susceptible to stress from academic and clinical matters. We developed the MIND-NURSE program for nursing students. Objectives: This study aimed to explore students' perceptions towards the program. Methods: This was a descriptive qualitative study. A convenience sampling was used to recruit nursing undergraduates from a university in Singapore. Participants attended the eight-week MIND-NURSE program. Each session comprised two components: Education and mindfulness practice. Three focus group interviews were conducted after completion of the program, using a semi-structured interview guide. Thematic analysis was used to identify emerging themes and subthemes. Results: Twenty students participated in the study. Overall, they reacted positively to the MIND-NURSE program, albeit some concerns raised regarding the mindfulness practice. Six themes were derived from the data including: a) enhanced awareness of the present moment; b) increased serenity through mindfulness practice; c) triad of thoughts, emotion and behaviors; d) working towards interpersonal mindfulness; e) adapting mindfulness into nursing practice; and f) overcoming the challenges for mindfulness practice. Conclusions: Mindfulness benefited the students in personal and professional ways. More research should be conducted to implement the program on nursing students in other universities.

History

Volume

92

Start Page

1

End Page

7

Number of Pages

7

eISSN

1532-2793

ISSN

0260-6917

Publisher

Elsevier

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

04/06/2020

External Author Affiliations

Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore; National University of Singapore

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Nurse Education Today

Article Number

104492