Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Medical Science (MMSc)

First Advisor

Lisa Sanders, MD, FACP


Mindfulness-based interventions have become an increasingly popular and accepted approach to reducing burnout, depression, anxiety, and stress among healthcare professionals. However, the effects of how a mindfulness-based intervention might impact a clinician’s patient care and patient-provider relationship are not known. In this study, we aim to discover if providing healthcare professionals with a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program will improve their patient-provider relationship as indicated by a statistically significant change in Press Ganey patient satisfaction scores. Providers recruited from Yale Health will be randomized into an intervention group or wait-list control group. Mean patient satisfaction scores will be analyzed for each group before and after the intervention. This study will provide insights into the value of mindfulness for healthcare providers and might suggest useful education and skills-training for this population. If our hypothesis proves correct this training could benefit providers’ mental health and their patients’ satisfaction as well.

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Open Access

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