A collection of recent news, media and events relating to Mindful Practice in Medicine.
Interviews & Podcasts
The Helping Conversation
Dr. Mick Krasner, M.D. Professor of Clinical Medicine, Internist, Mindfulness Practice Expert
Cultivating Compassionate Presence and Improving Patient-Provider Communication
An interview with Ron Epstein from the 2020 Mindful Healthcare Summit
The Mind of Medicine: A Different Healthcare Conversation
Mick Krasner, M.D. Balancing Empathy and Efficacy: Finding the Sweet Spot Through Mindfulness
A Perspective on Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity for Better Healthcare
Untangle: Mindfulness for Curious Humans Interview with Ron Epstein, M.D.
December 1, 2020
Present Moment Mindfulness
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity with Ron Epstein, M.D.
June 14, 2020
MD Podcast with Michael McKay
Combating Physician Burnout with Ron Epstein, M.D.
April, 30 2020
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
What Can Help COVID-19 Frontliners Who are Exhausted and Overwhelmed? Interview with Ron Epstein, M.D.
April, 17 2020
Joule COVID-19 Learning Series
Building resilience in times of uncertainty. Interview with Ron Epstein, M.D.
April 8, 2020
Mindful Impact with Justin Francisco
Ronald M. Epstein, M.D. – Being a mindful patient.
February 10, 2020
New Books in Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness with Marshall Poe
Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity
February 3, 2020
Ron Epstein – Helping Clinicians Thrive in Times of Fear and Uncertainty
Ellen Hughes Lecture, UCSF
Guided Seated Meditation
Guided Body Scan Meditation
Guided Mindful Movement Pt 1
Guided Mindful Movement Pt 2
In the News
Teaching Mindfulness (SGIM) Read article
Why Mindfulness Matters in Health Care Professions (WXXI Rochester, NY) Read article
Teaching Doctors to be Mindful (NY Times) Read article
Easing Doctor Burnout With Mindfulness (NY Times) Read article
How Mindfulness Can Make for Better Doctors (NY Times) Read article
Association of an Educational Program in Mindful Communication With Burnout, Empathy, and Attitudes Among Primary Care Physicians (JAMA) Read article
The Impact of a Program in Mindful Communication on Primary Care Physicians (Academic Medicine)(PDF) Read article
Mindful Practice (JAMA) Read article
Physicians Practice Putting Mind Over Matter (ACP Internist) Read article
Using Mindfulness to Soothe Physician Stress (American Medical News) Read article
Journals & Books
Novack DH; Suchman AL; Clark W; Epstein RM; Najberg E; Kaplan C. “Calibrating the physician. Personal awareness and effective patient care. Working Group on Promoting Physician Personal Awareness, American Academy on Physician and Patient.” Journal of the American Medical Association. 1997;278(6):502-9. Read article
Novack DH; Epstein RM; Paulsen RH. “Toward creating physician-healers: fostering medical students’ self-awareness, personal growth, and well-being.” Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 1999;74(5):516-20. Read article
Epstein RM. “Mindful practice.” Journal of the American Medical Association. 1999;282(9):833-9. Read article
Epstein RM; Hundert EM. “Defining and assessing professional competence.” Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002;287(2):226-35. Read article
Epstein,RM;. “Mindful practice in action (II): Cultivating habits of mind.” Families, Systems and Health. 2003; 21(1): 11-17. Read article
Epstein,RM;. “Mindful practice in action (I): Technical competence, evidence-based medicine and relationship-centered care.” Families, Systems, & Health. 2003; 21(1): 1-10. Read article
Krasner MS. Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Coming of Age?, Families, Systems, & Health, 2004, Vol.22, No. 2, 207-212. Read article
Krasner MS. The Gift of Mindfulness, Families, Systems, &Health, 2004, Vol.22, No. 2, 213-215. Read article
Borrell-Carrió F; Epstein RM. “Preventing errors in clinical practice: a call for self-awareness.” Annals of Family Medicine. 2004;2(4):310-6. Read article
Krasner MS. Through the Lens of Attention, Apprenticeship, and Attachment in Health and Healing, Zen Bow, 2006, Vol. 29, No. I, 10-14.; also appears in Best Buddhist Writing of 2007, Shambala, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2007.
Krasner MS. “Physician, know thyself: Review of How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman.” Shambala Sun, 2007;16(1): 81-86.
Epstein RM; Siegel DJ; Silberman J. “Self-monitoring in clinical practice: a challenge for medical educators.” The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 2008;28(1):5-13. Read article
Epstein RM. “Reflection, perception and the acquisition of wisdom.” Medical Education. 2008;42(11):1048-50. Read article
Krasner, MS. In Pursuit of Balance: A Paradigm Shift, The Bulletin of the Monroe County Medical Society, 2008, 14-15.
Krasner MS; Epstein RM; Beckman H; Suchman AL; Chapman B; Mooney CJ; Quill TE. “Association of an educational program in mindful communication with burnout, empathy, and attitudes among primary care physicians.” Journal of the American Medical Association. 2009;302(12):1284-93. Read article
Krasner MS. “Toward an understanding of disturbance and the awakened physician.” Turtlequill, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. 2009; Spring Issue: 39-41.
Chapman BP, Talbot NL, Duberstein PR, Krasner MS, Moynihan JA, Knight JM. “Extraversion predicts higher IgG titers in response to antigen challenge in older adults” Brain, Behavior and Immunity. 2010; 24: S13. Read article
Kloram R, Duberstein P, Talbot N, Krasner M, Brown K, Moynihan J. “Effects of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) on elders’ alpha power and asymmetry.” Psychophysiology. 2010; 47: S37
Moynihan JA, Klorman R, Chapman BP, Duberstein PR, Brown KW, Krasner M, Xia Y, Tu X, Talbot NL. “Mindfulness to improve elderly’s health and immune status.” Brain, Behavior and Immunity. 2010; 24: S13. Read article
Dyche L; Epstein RM. “Curiosity and medical education.” Medical Education. 2011;45(7):663-8. Read article
Heffner KL, Talbot NL, Krasner MS, Moynihan JA. “Pain in older men associated with interleukin (IL)-6 change across time following a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention.” Brain, Behavior and Immunity. 2011; 25: S2
Makowski SK; Epstein RM. “Turning toward dissonance: lessons from art, music, and literature.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2012;43(2):293-8. Read article
Beckman H.B.; Wendland, M.; Mooney, C.; Krasner, M.S.; Quill, T.E.; Suchman, A.L.; Epstein, R.M. “The impact of a program in mindful communication on primary care physicians”. Academic Medicine. 2012; 87(6): 1-5. Read article
Dalen J, Kabat-Zinn J, Krasner M, Sibinga E. “Guidance clinicians can give patients for identifying and reducing stress.” The Medical Roundtable. 2012;1(1): 7-16.
Epstein RM; Krasner MS. “Physician resilience: what it means, why it matters, and how to promote it.” Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2013; 88(3):301-3. Read article
Moynihan JA, Chapman BP, Klorman R Krasner MS, Duberstein PR, Brown KW, and Talbot NL. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Older Adults: Effects on Executive Function, Frontal Alpha Asymmetry and Immune Function. Neuropsychobiology, 2013; 68(1):34-43. Read article
Gallegos AM, Hoerger M, Talbot NL, Krasner MS, Knight JM, Moynihan JA, Duberstein P. Towards identifying the effects of the specific components of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on biological and emotional outcomes among older adults. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2013; 19(10):787-792. Read article
Epstein RM: “Whole mind and shared mind in clinical decision-making.” Patient Education and Counseling. 2013; 90(2):200-6. PMID: 22884938 doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2012.06.035. Read article
Beach MC, Roter D, Korthuis PT, Epstein RM, Sharp V, Ratanawongsa N, Cohn J, Eggly S, Sankar A, Moore RD, Saha S: “A multicenter study of physician mindfulness and health care quality.” Annals of Family Medicine. 2013; 11(5):421-8. PMID: 24019273 doi: 10.1370/afm.1507. Read article
Asuero AM, Queraltó JM, Pujol-Ribera E, Berenguera A, Rodriguez-Blanco T, Epstein RM: “Effectiveness of a mindfulness education program in primary health care professionals: a pragmatic controlled trial.” The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 2014; 34(1):4-12. PMID: 24648359 doi: 10.1002/chp.21211. Read article
Epstein RM: “Realizing Engel’s biopsychosocial vision: resilience, compassion, and quality of care.” International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 2014;47(4):275-287. PMID: 25084850 doi: 10.2190/PM.47.4.b. Read article
Epstein RM, Back AL: “A piece of my mind. Responding to suffering.” JAMA. 2015;314(24):2623-2624. PMID: 26720023 doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.13004. Read article
Ekman E, Krasner MS. “Empathy in medicine: Neuroscience, education and challenges.” Medical Teacher. 2016: DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2016.1248925
Epstein RM, Privitera MR: “Doing something about physician burnout.” Lancet. 2016; 388(10057):2216-2217. PMID: 27692468. Read article
Krasner MS. “Mindful clinical practice: Addressing burnout and building resilience.” Perifacts. 2016; Activity 16085P
Epstein RM: “What’s the opposite of burnout?” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017; 32(7):723-724. PMID: 28349411 PMCID: PMC5481238, doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4034-x. Read article
Epstein RM: “Ronald Epstein, MD: “Bringing mindfulness into the examination room.” Advances in Mind-Body Medicine. 2017; 31(2):21-28. PMID: 28659511. Read article
Perula-de Torres LA, Verdes-Montenegro Atalaya JC, Garcia-Campayo J, Toldan-Villalobos A, Magallon-Botaya R, Bartolome-Moreno C, Moreno-Martos H, Melus-Palazon E, Lietor-Villajos N, Valverde-Bolivar FJ, Hachem-Salas N, Rodrigues LA, Navarro-Gil M, Epstein RM, Cabezon-Crespo A, Morillo-Velarde Moreno C, collaborative group of the MINDUUDD study: “Controlled clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of a mindfulness and self-compassion 4-session programme versus an 8-session programme to reduce work stress and burnout in family and community medicine physicians and nurses: MINDUUDD study protocol.” BMC Family Practice. 2019;20(1)24. PMCID: PMC6364464 doi.org/10.1186/s12875-019-0913-z. Read article
Epstein RM, Privitera MR: “Addressing physician mental health.” Lancet Psychiatry. 2019;6(3):190-191. PMID: 30744996 doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30036-7. [Epub 2019 Feb 13]. Read article
Scheepers RA, Emke H, Epstein RM, Lombarts KM: “The impact of mindfulness-based interventions on doctors’ well-being and performance: a systematic review.” Med Educ. 2020;54(2):138-149. PMID: 31868262 PMCID: PMC7003865 doi: 10.1111/medu.14020. Read article
Epstein RM. “Mindfulness in medical education: coming of age.” Perspect Med Educ. 2020;9(4):197-198. PMID 32632668. doi: 10.1007/s40037-020-00598-w. Read article
Epstein RM, Privitera MR. “Finding our way out of burnout.” JCO Oncology Practice. 2021. PMID: 34152836. Read article
Epstein, RM. “Facing epistemic and complex uncertainty in serious illness: the role of mindfulness and shared mind.” Patient Educ Couns. 2021;S0738-3991(21)00489-4. PMID: 34334265 doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.07.030 [Online ahead of print]. Read article
Naehrig D, Schokman A, Hughes JK, Epstein RM, Hickie IB, Glozier N. “Effect of interventions for the well-being, satisfaction and flourishing of general practitioners-a systematic review. BJM Open. 2021;11(8):e046599. PMID: 34408036 doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046599. Read article
Harvey SB, Epstein RM, Glozier N, Petrie K, Strudwick AG, Dean K, Henderson M. “Mental illness and suicide among physicians.” Lancet. 2021;398(10303):920-930. PMID: 34481571. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01596-8. Read article
Epstein RM, Marshall F, Sanders M, Krasner MS. “Effect of an intensive mindful practice workshop on patient-centered compassionate care, clinician well-being, work engagement, and teamwork.” J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2021 Aug. PMID: 34459443. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000379. Epub ahead of print. Read article
Krasner MS: “Mindful Compassion: A Life in Practice.” In: Fontaine DK, Cunningham T, & May NB: “Self-care for New and Student Nurses.” Waterford, PA, Sigma, 2021.
Szuster RR, Epstein, RM. “Medicine.” In: Runco, M., Pritzker, S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, 3rd edition, vol. 2. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 109–115; 2020.
Krasner MS, Epstein RM: “Mindful Practice: Organizational Change and Health Professional Flourishing Through Cultivating Presence and Courageous Conversations.” In: Montgomery A, van der Doef M, Panagapoulou E, & Leiter MP, Editors. “The Triple Challenge: Connecting Health Care Worker Well-being, Patient Safety and Organisational Change.” New York, NY, Springer, 2020. Read chapter
Epstein RM: “Mindful Practice, Chapter 7.” In: Feldman M and Christensen J, editors. Behavioral Medicine, 5th Edition. NYC: Lange; 2019.
Epstein RM: “Estar Presente: Mindfulness, Medicina, y Calidad Humana.” Barcelona: Kairos 2018.
Epstein RM: “Mindful Practitioners, Mindful Teams, and Mindful Organizations.” In: Papadakos PJ, Bertman S, Editors. Distracted Doctoring. NYC: Springer; 2017. Read chapter
Krasner MS, Luck, MP: “Ethics and Teaching Mindfulness to Physicians and Health Care Professionals.” In: Monteiro L, Editors. “Practitioners Guide to Ethics and Mindfulness-Based Interventions.” New York, NY, Springer, 2017. Read chapter
Krasner MS: “Forward” and “How Mindfulness Has Been Integrated into Three Medical School Curriculum: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.” In: Dobkin, P, editor. “Mindful Medical Practitioners.” New York, NY, Springer, 2016
Krasner MS: “Mindful Practice: An Overview.” In: McCown, Reibel, Micozzi, Editors. “Resources for Teaching Mindfulness; An International Handbook.” New York, NY, Springer, 2016
Epstein RM: “Foreword.” In: Dobkin P, editor. “Mindful Medical Practice.” NYC, Springer, 2015
Krasner MS: “The Opera of Medicine.” In: Dobkin P, editor. “Mindful Medical Practice.” NYC, Springer, 2015. Read chapter
Epstein RM: “What Will It Take For Physicians To Practice Mindfully? Promoting Quality Of Care, Quality Of Caring, Resilience, and Well-being.” In: Ie A, Ngnoumen CT, Langer EJ, eds.The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness, 1st Ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons; 2014. Read chapter
Leung ASO*, Epstein RM, Moulton CAE: “The Competent Mind: Beyond Cognition.” In: Hodges BD, Lingard L, eds. Reconsidering Medical Education in the Twenty-First Century: The Question of Competence. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press; 2012. Read chapter
Moulton CA, Epstein RM: “Self-Monitoring In Surgical Practice: Slowing Down When You Should.” In: Fry H, Kneebone R, eds. Surgical Education: Theorising an emerging domain. NYC: Springer; 2011. 169-182. Read chapter
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