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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


C09 - Quality Improvement Strategies: Developing Mindfulness and Standards for Person-Centered Care


Mar 7, 2009 12:30pm ‐ Mar 7, 2009 2:00pm

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Presenter(s): Heidi K. White, MD, CMD(Moderator); Ruth Anderson, PhD; Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD; Kirsten Corazzini,PhD; Zoie Nikov, MS

Disclosure(s):
Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD received a consultant fee and research support from Novartis.Product(s) made by this company related to this topic: Zoledronate acid.

All other presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Session Description:
This session reminds us that sometimes the people on the frontlines have the best ideas about how to organize their work, collaborate with co-workers and accomplish the most important aspects of daily care in the nursing facility. Mindfulness is a set of behaviors that have been identified through intensive field research using the perspective of complexity science to enhance the delivery of patient care services. Mindfulness can be evaluated,taught and promoted amongst all members of the interdisciplinary team. Attendees will learn how to identify, evaluate and coach mindfulness behaviors in their own long term care setting through case descriptions, assessment tool implementation, and small group discussion.

Learning Objectives:
  • Examine mindfulness behaviors based on complexity science perspective
  • Describe mindfulness behaviors as identified in depth case studies
  • Evaluate mindfulness of multidisciplinary team members (i.e., RN,LPN, nurse aide, MD)
  • Identify strategies for coaching staff in using mindfulness andassess whether or not mindfulness is occurring during care events in heror his own facility
References:
Anderson RA,Issel LM, McDaniel RR. Nursing homes as complex adaptive systems: relationshipbetween management practice and resident outcomes. Nursing Research. Jan-Feb2003;52(1):12-21.
Anderson RA, Ammarell N, Bailey DE, Colón-Emeric C, CorazziniK, Lillie M, Piven ML, Utley-Smith Q, McDaniel RR. Nurse assistant mentalmodels, sensing making, care actions and consequences for nursing homeresidents. Qualitative Health Research. 2005;15(8):1006-1021.
Vogus TJ, Sutcliffe KM. The impact of safety organizing,trusted leadership, and care pathways on reported medication errors in hospitalnursing units. Medical Care. Oct 2007;45(10):997-1002.

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