Welcome to the Mindful Family Site

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    This site was developed by Kwantlen Polytechnic University nursing students as an assignment for a Semester 4 course in the BSN-Advanced Entry program. This site includes mindfulness guides and resource sections for well families with children of different developmental stages including conception and pregnancy, infancy, toddlerhood, pre-school, childhood, adolescence, and for adults at different stages including young adult, middle-aged adult, older adult, and elderly adults. It also provides resources to support a good death.

    Since semester 1, the students have studied and practiced mindfulness themselves to learn to use it as a valuable tool in their nursing practice. “Mindfulness is a way of being that promotes a return to the present moment, its practice cultivates awareness. It is also a self-care practice to help you avoid that slippery slope into burnout, strengthening your ability to slow down, concentrate, and pay attention to what matters most. Scientifically proven to have many health benefits, mindfulness anchors you in the present, freeing your busy mind to focus on the here and now. Although it requires persistence and patience, mindfulness is an investment well worth your time. With regular practice, you’ll see changes in your attitude toward work, your relationships, and even your lifestyle” (Sheridan, 2016, p. 19).

    Please click on the Mindfulness Guides and Resources link in the navigation bar to access this work.

    Reference

    Sheridan, C. (2016). The Mindful Nurse – Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to help you thrive in your work. Galway, Ireland: Rivertime Press.  http://nursingmindfully.com

     

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      About this Site

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        This site was developed by Kwantlen Polytechnic University nursing students as an assignment for a Semester 4 course in the BSN-Advanced Entry program. This site includes mindfulness guides and resource sections for well families with children of different developmental stages including conception and pregnancy, infancy, toddlerhood, pre-school, childhood, adolescence, and for adults at different stages including young adult, middle-aged adult, older adult, and elderly adults. It also provides resources to support a good death.

        Each student created an overview guide addressing one developmental stage to encourage mindfulness in people of a particular age and life context. As well, they collected other resources that can support people of a particular age, and created a video to add to the resources.

        We hope you enjoy this site and find these guides and resources useful to your own mindfulness (as well as your family’s).

        Please click on the Mindfulness Guides and Resources link in the navigation bar to access this work.

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          Contact Us

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            To make a query about this site, please contact the faculty member in charge of this project and assignment:

            June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c)

            june.kaminski@kpu.ca

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