Reflective accounts

Mindfulness

A CPD article improved Toni McIntosh’s understanding of how mindfulness can be used to enhance compassionate care.
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A CPD article improved Toni McIntosh’s understanding of how mindfulness can be used to enhance compassionate care.

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice ?

The CPD article discussed mindfulness and self-compassion, and how these concepts can improve nurses’ well-being and their ability to provide compassionate care.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article stated that the aim of mindfulness practice is to develop a non-judgemental awareness of the present moment. The article helped me to understand how mindfulness relates to self-compassion, and how this can enhance compassionate care.

I recently experienced a period of anxiety and depression, which resulted in me taking time off work. When I returned to work, I remained anxious at times because

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