The implementation of mindfulness in healthcare systems: a theoretical analysis

The implementation of mindfulness in healthcare systems: a theoretical analysis

Author Demarzo, M. M. P. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cebolla, A. Google Scholar
Garcia-Campayo, J. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Jaume 1
Miguel Servet Univ Hosp
Univ Zaragoza
Abstract Objective: Evidence regarding the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) is increasing exponentially; however, there are still challenges to their integration in healthcare systems. Our goal is to provide a conceptual framework that addresses these challenges in order to bring about scholarly dialog and support health managers and practitioners with the implementation of MBIs in healthcare.Method: This is an opinative narrative review based on theoretical and empirical data that address key issues in the implementation of mindfulness in healthcare systems, such as the training of professionals, funding and costs of interventions, cost effectiveness and innovative delivery models.Results: We show that even in the United Kingdom, where mindfulness has a high level of implementation, there is a high variability in the access to MBIs. in addition, we discuss innovative approaches based on complex interventions, stepped-care and low intensity-high volume concepts that may prove fruitful in the development and implementation of MBIs in national healthcare systems, particularly in Primary Care.Conclusion: in order to better understand barriers and opportunities for mindfulness implementation in healthcare systems, it is necessary to be aware that MBIs are complex interventions, which require innovative approaches and delivery models to implement these interventions in a cost-effective and accessible way. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords Mindfulness
Primary Care
Healthcare systems
Stepped-care model
Language English
Sponsor National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - Brazilian National Council for Research and Technological Development
Date 2015-03-01
Published in General Hospital Psychiatry. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 37, n. 2, p. 166-171, 2015.
ISSN 0163-8343 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 166-171
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000351115400012

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