It is rare to recognize the spiritual dimension of human suffering as well as the sincere desire of patients for wholeness and healing. This practice not only acknowledges these aspects of the patient experience, but families and other health care providers all benefit from this one-of-a-kind experience.”
Neuroscience research has demonstrated the effectiveness of meditation and mindfulness-based techniques in both patient healing and caregiver self-care. Mindfulness practices are increasingly being explored and used, particularly by palliative and end-of-life care teams.
Contemplative care from a Buddhist perspective and is ideal for health care professionals who wish to integrate meditative practice as well as those family members who are interested in becoming caregivers.