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WATCH: Why Mindfulness Matters In Health Care Professions

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There’s a problem in our country that some are calling a public health crisis. It’s physician burnout and according to reports, the issue is only getting worse. But something called mindfulness, which is the effort to continuously remain present and aware, has proven to be a game-changer for clinicians.

Need to Know host & producer, Hélène Biandudi Hofer, recently spoke with doctors Ron Epstein and Mick Krasner of the University of Rochester’s Mindful Practice. They, along with their colleagues, have been leading research and training programs for health professionals to help enhance their self-awareness, improve relationships with patients, and even advance the quality of care they offer.