Study ties mindfulness among docs to patient satisfaction

09/13/2013 | BeckersHospitalReview.com

Physicians who ranked in the top third of mindfulness scores had higher-quality conversations with patients and attained better patient satisfaction ratings than those who were in the bottom third, a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine found. Doctors were caring for patients with HIV, and mindfulness was defined as "purposeful and nonjudgmental attentiveness to one's own experience, thoughts and feelings."

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