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.
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